Former Mayor Robert “Bob” Joe (left) poses at the dedication of a city tree in his honor Jan. 13 in front of the Senior Center. The gift is to thank him for his service as mayor during 2020. Accompanying him are (left to right) Dr. Richard Schneider, former councilmember and mayor; Garrett Crawford, acting deputy public works director; and Diana Mahmud, current mayor.
“I am honored to have a tree planted on behalf of my mayorship,” he said after the event. “I picked an olive tree because it symbolizes peace and reconciliation, which are so important at this time.”
Current Mayor Mahmud added that it is fitting that the tree is planted in front of the Senior Center. “It’s no secret,” she said, “that Former Mayor Bob Joe loved the seniors.”
Appropriately, a wooden bench, in honor of Joe’s nine years on the City Council, will also be installed in the courtyard of the Senior Center.