Monday’s (August 6) meeting of the Three Rivers City Commission was highlighted by recognition for a veteran member of the Three Rivers Fire Department.
Toward the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Tom Lowry asked Fire Captain/Paramedic Mark Ankney to come forward and then read a ‘Proclamation in Honor of Mark J. Ankney’s Thirty Years of Service to the City of Three Rivers’.
The proclamation noted Ankney’s hiring on August 1, 1982 and the “numerous fire service and EMS training opportunities” he has pursued over the years. It also said that “Captain Ankney’s personnel file is full of life-saving and public service commendations.”
After reading the proclamation recognizing Ankney “for 30 years of exemplary service” to the city and the fire department, Lowry presented the document to him, an action that was followed by a long round of applause.
Ankney was promoted to Captain in 1989, became an EMT-Specialist in 1991, and became an EMT-Paramedic in 1996.
To view the proclamation, click on the following link: Proclamation – Mark Ankney.
To hear the presentation by Mayor Tom Lowry, click here (1:14).