Proclamation Honoring Mayor Ronnie Williams (Mayor of Garner 2005-2019)
Post Date:09/15/2020 11:25 AM
WHEREAS, Mayor Ronnie Williams passed away from this earthly life on September 12, 2020, while dealing bravely and energetically with Parkinson’s disease; and
WHEREAS, Ronnie Williams has heretofore served as Mayor of Garner 2005-2019 for 14 years and served on the Board of Aldermen for 20 years prior to that having distinguished himself as one of the longest serving members of the Garner Town Council; and
WHEREAS, he has also served as President of the Wake Mayors Association, as Chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and in other capacities representing the region; and
WHEREAS, Mayor Williams has lived a true life of public service including serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War, serving as a volunteer with the Garner Fire Dept. and as Chief of Garner EMS; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Garner, including the current Town Council and Mayor, would like to express their appreciation to Mayor Williams for his life of service.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Ken Marshburn, hereby proclaim Thursday, September 17 as
Ronnie Williams Day
in the Town of Garner and hereby order that the flag of the State of North Carolina and the flag of the Town of Garner be lowered to half staff at all Town of Garner facilities beginning at dawn on Wednesday, September 16, and ending at dusk on Thursday, September 17, 2020.