Evan Thompson / The Record — Langley City Councilman Thomas Gill received special recognition during the final meeting of his four-year term on Monday night at city hall.

Evan Thompson / The Record — Langley City Councilman Thomas Gill received special recognition during the final meeting of his four-year term on Monday night at city hall.

Langley councilman receives key to the city, recognition

  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 6:00am
  • Life

Langley City Councilman Thomas Gill’s service to the city over the past few years was recognized during the council’s regular monthly meeting Monday night.

In addition to receiving formal recognition and the Mayor’s Excellence Award pin for his contributions since January 2014, Gill received a key to the city.

Mayor Tim Callison presented the awards and key to Gill, who served as the city’s representative to the Island County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition where he was chairman. He also previously served as chairman of the city’s Planning Advisory Board and regularly volunteered “many” hours of his time performing information technology services for city hall, according to a resolution.

It was Gill’s final meeting of his four-year term. He lost the 2017 election to Peter Morton, who claimed 429 of the 574 total votes.

He considered the recognition to be an “honor.”

“I appreciated the recognition and know it is genuine on behalf of the mayor and council members,” Gill wrote in an email. “I am proud of what has been accomplished, even if they seem small in the grand scheme.”

Gill said among his accomplishments, he was proud to have spent “countless hours” refining the city’s comprehensive plan and seeing it reach the point of being codified.

“I am proud to have helped guide the future of Langley. Beyond that, I’m mostly looking forward, as I feel Langley’s best days lie ahead, not behind.”

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