57172aFormer Mayor Janet Watson and Kingman City Council member Erin Cochran have completed their terms of office. Both were lauded at their last Council meeting December 2. “I am really grateful and really proud to have been able to represent and serve everybody,” Cochran said. “I’m looking forward to some family time.” Watson teared up as she publicly thanked her husband Gary for his support. She said she’ll have more time for him, other family members and hobbies as she exits office. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve. It’s been a lot of work. It’s been a lot of responsibility. It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been a lot of tears,” Watson said. “It’s been everything, but most of all I will never forget it and I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve had from everyone and I look forward to the next chapter of my life.” Watson and Cochran briefly check listed some city accomplishments that have occurred during their tenure. They spoke of meeting budget challenges and making an excellent decision in the hiring of City Manager John Dougherty. Both heaped praise upon Department heads and the city workforce. Watson said she is proud that the city has in recent years improved its relationships with Mohave County, the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kingman Airport Authority and the community in general. Watson further noted that signs of economic rebound are evident in Kingman. And she said she is pleased that the downtown community and the county fairgrounds both appear to have been energized and rejuvenated.

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