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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A City Update from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

A big thank you to all of the local and visiting veterans who participated in the 2020 Veterans Homecoming Week activities. It is always an honor for us to be able to honor you for everything you have done for our great country. I also want to thank all of our local businesses and veteran-focused organizations for making this a truly special week. Many communities across our Country canceled their events while we were blessed to hold ours.

We have two city employees being recognized this week for exceptional achievements. Congratulations to our City Attorney, Chris Lebeck for receiving the Missouri Lawyers Media In-House Counsel Award, Government Organization Sector.  He received this award for navigating complicated contract negotiations, representing Branson in high-stakes litigation, and defending the city’s assets. 

We also want to congratulate Branson Police Department’s Animal Control Officer, Ashley Hurst on receiving the “2020 Pause for Applause Award” from the Missouri Animal Control Association. The Paws for Applause award is presented to a “friend of animal welfare in Missouri,” who has given of themselves as a volunteer, a donor, or some similar activity, in a manner that makes a substantial improvement in animal control/welfare. It is always nice to see our city employees receiving well deserved recognition.

For all of the senior citizens in the city, we hope you will attend Branson Parks & Recreation’s "Drive by for Pie Event” on Friday, November 20. Seniors are encouraged to “drive by” the Community Center between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a delicious pie provided by Built Right Affordable Homes and Boy Scout Troop 290. Seniors will also be able to enter their names for a chance to win one of five Thanksgiving dinner giveaways! You can read more about this event on the City’s website

Thank you to those who continue to pray. Our Country, state, county, and city need your prayers. Please stay positive and be thankful for living in the best city in America.

Thank you for letting me serve you.

Mayor Edd Akers

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