Alderpersons Woody Davis and Sandy Steinke share a hug during Davis’ final common council meeting
After nearly two decades serving on the Shawano Common Council, Woody Davis took part in his final meeting Tuesday night and was recognized by council, as read by District 5 Alderperson Sandy Steinke.
“Now therefore be it resolved, that I Sandy Steinke, and Jeanne Cronce, by virtue of the authority vested in us, and on behalf of the entire city council and all of our citizens, do hereby express our sincere appreciation and thanks to N. ‘Woody’ Davis for his distinguished service and commend him for his manner in which he carried out his duties and responsibilities as a city alderperson.”
Many council members and those who work for the city expressed kind words towards Woody for his service.
“I’d like to extend my gratitude and I think I can speak for all other staff as well that it’s been a real pleasure, Councilman Davis, to work with you and you will be sorely missed,” said City Administrator Brian Knapp.
“Quit being so nice,” Davis interjected.
When asked why he wouldn’t seek re-election, Davis responded that he was ready to move on and allow someone else to step in.
“It was a wonderful run,” said Davis in January after announcing he wouldn’t seek re-election. “It was a great experience and I put in my time, but it’s time for somebody else now.”
Davis will be replaced in District 3 by Seth Mailahn, who secured the seat after running unopposed in the April election.