Former Bullhead City Council Member Jan Ward passed Wednesday after a recent stroke. Rest In Peace Jan Ward. Not only an awesome City Council Member who served from 2005 to 2009, but Jan was the one who brought the Boom Box Parade to Bullhead City. At a time when METH was high and the Council wanted to move a pharmacy product used in METH to behind the counter, it was Jan who spoke long and passionately about the idea. Every sentence she said that night ended with “METH, Not In My Town.” When she was done with her speech, the room stood and cheered. Soon a local committee was formed to fight METH and drugs. It was entitled “METH Not In My Town”. Just last night at the Walk Away From Drugs, red wrist bands were handed out with “METH, Not In My Town”. Jan may be gone, but her Boom Box Parade gets bigger every year, and the METH Not In My Town statement lives on. You will be missed Jan!!
Contributed by: Larry Tunforss
Here are some comments from Facebook about Jan’s passing.
Jamie Wallace That’s amazing I never knew that’s where “Meth, not in my town” came from.
R.I.P Jan. You stated a beautiful thing in our town, thank you:)
Sally Seward Robertson On behalf of my father and I, and the rest of our family, thank you Larry for your beautiful and kind words and tribute to my Mom. She was an incredible woman with great passion for the things she loved. One of her biggest loves was for this community. We are very proud of the many accomplishments she achieved in various areas of service to Bullhead City. I hope those who knew her will be comforted by the many things that will remind them of her. Her legacy is great.
Jack Hakim So very sorry hear of Jan’s passing. Condolence to family. She served our community well.
D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht Jan was a force to be reckoned with. She had a smile that lit up a room, a quick mind and and an indomitable conviction about improving the community she lived in. We were lucky she lived in BHC.
Terri Kerscher Love, prayers and blessings for the family! Jan was a kind and loving person that did so much for BHC and it’s residents! RIP