Town of Tryon honors Arbogast

Published 11:39pm Thursday, December 19, 2013
Outgoing Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples presented commissioner Doug Arbogast a proclamation during council’s Dec. 17 meeting for his four years of service to the town. (photo by Leah Justice)
Outgoing Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples presented commissioner Doug Arbogast a proclamation during council’s Dec. 17 meeting for his four years of service to the town. (photo by Leah Justice)

Editor’s note: following is a proclamation presented to Tryon commissioner Doug Arbogast during council’s Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting in honor of his four years of service to the town:

Whereas, Douglas Arbogast has been a resident of Tryon for eight years, operated the Lilac Wine Bar in downtown Tryon and served as President of the Tryon Downtown Development Association, during which time the TDDA initiated the Tryon Farmers’ Market in downtown Tryon and other promotional initiatives; and

Whereas, Commissioner Douglas Arbogast was elected to the Tryon Board of Commissioners in November 2009, serving with great professionalism and dedication; and

Whereas, Commissioner Arbogast during his tenure on the Tryon Board of Commissioners supported financial policies which allowed the Town of Tryon to restore its financial integrity while striving to reduce the citizens’ tax burden; and

Whereas, Commissioner Arbogast participated in the development of the Town of Tryon’s Strategic Plan, adopted August 17, 2010; and

Whereas, Commissioner Arbogast served on the Tryon Tourism Development Authority as Tryon Downtown Development Association’s representative, before his election and as the board of commissioners representative after his election working to promote the tourism economy of Tryon through development of a tourism website and promotional campaigns; and

Whereas, Commissioner Arbogast, during his tenure, served on the Eastside Citizens Advisory Committee, Tryon Downtown Development Association Joint Finance Construction Committee, the Tryon Small Town Main Street Committee and on the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee; and

Whereas, Commissioner Arbogast supported grant applications to obtain funding for Streetscape improvements, downtown revitalization, water and sewer projects, Vaughn Creek Greenway development, and Harmon Field improvements; and

Now, therefore be it resolved:

That, I, J. Alan Peoples, Mayor of the Town of Tryon, North Carolina, take great pride in thanking Commissioner Arbogast for his dedicated efforts to make Tryon a better place to live, work and play.

And be it further resolved:

That the mayor, commissioners and Tryon Town Employees wish Douglas Arbogast great enjoyment in his professional pursuits outside of public elected office.

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