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County Commissioner Phil Dixon (left) shakes hands with Louisburg Mayor Marty Southard during the City Council's meeting Monday, Dec. 20. Dixon and Commission Chair Rob Roberts (background) presented a plaque and proclamation to the outgoing mayor for his dedication and service to the community.

LOUISBURG – County commissioners presented outgoing Mayor Marty Southard with a plaque and a proclamation during the Louisburg City Council meeting Monday, Dec. 20, for his dedication and service to the community.

The proclamation declared Dec. 20 as Mayor Marty Southard Day in Miami County.

County commissioners Rob Roberts and Phil Dixon made the presentation to Southard. Roberts is the County Commission chair, and Louisburg resident Dixon represents Louisburg and the surrounding area on the commission.

Southard was elected mayor in April 2015 and was reelected in 2018. He decided not to run for a third term in the November 2021 election.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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