City bids farewellRiver Falls honored on Tuesday, two outgoing City Council members attending the last meeting of their terms: Wayne Beebe and Mike Woolsey.
By: Debbie Griffin, River Falls Journal
River Falls honored on Tuesday, two outgoing City Council members attending the last meeting of their terms: Wayne Beebe and Mike Woolsey. Mayor Don Richards presented both men with a plaque of appreciation while their fellow council members and city staff applauded.
Richards commended Woolsey, who’s served one term plus another interim term, for always considering and presenting his constituents’ perspectives.
He recognized and praised Wayne Beebe’s 16 years of dedicated service to the city. A retired mathematics teacher and part-time real estate agent, Beebe not only fulfilled many consecutive terms on the City Council but also gave longtime service to multiple other boards including the utility and plan commissions, cable advisory board and solid waste committee.
Richards said Beebe attended all kind of meetings he “didn’t have to” just to gain an understanding of the public’s perspective and/or learn more about something. The outgoing councilman has also served as president and parliamentarian of the council since 1995.
He became known for a thorough knowledge of parliamentary procedure and presided over city council meetings the mayor couldn’t attend.