Jerry Duvall was lauded at the November 15 Bullhead city council meeting, following completion of two terms of office. Mayor Brady offered praise to Duvall, who opted not to seek re-election this year.
Brady noted that public service is part of Duvall’s makeup. The mayor made mention of Duvall’s decorated and distinguished service record in the U.S. Army and his long running involvement with various military oriented civic organizations in the community.
Duvall was an initial member of the Bullhead City police department in 1985 before retiring after 22 years of service. He also served six years on a local school board before eight more on the city council.
“For the past 30 years Jerry has passionately helped shape Bullhead City from the days of its incorporation,” Brady said. “Jerry has proven to all of us that he’s intelligent, he’s logical, he’s thoughtful, he’s compassionate and he’s humble. Jerry has all of the qualities that we should want in an elected official at the local or any level.”
Duvall said that it’s been his pleasure and honor to serve the community and his country. He gratefully accepted gift mementos, including an appreciation plaque and a framed picture signed by the Coach of the Green Bay Packers, his favorite football team.
As Duvall exited office, five others who won new terms in the current election cycle were issued their oaths of office. They include re-elected incumbents Kathy Bruck, Mark Clark, Tami Ring and Sheila Shutts, and newly elected council member Annette Wegmann.