Joshua Morrison/News On December 27, 2019, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, left, in one of his final acts of his tenure, gave Luke Rager and Thomas Evans the firefighters oath at the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels, right, also signed the documents welcoming the new firefighters and EMTs to the department.

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On December 27, 2019, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, left, in one of his final acts of his tenure, gave Luke Rager and Thomas Evans the firefighters oath at the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels, right, also signed the documents welcoming the new firefighters and EMTs to the department.

 

 

File Photo Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis after giving the State of The City address at the Alcove Restaurant.
Mount Vernon Richard Mavis speaks with challenger Jay Maners during a post election party at then Parkside Restaurant.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis and wife Peggy, were honored with the naming of Mavis Island at Ariel-Foundation Park during a city council meeting.
Joshua Morrison/News During a retirement reception for Mayor Richard Mavis and Safety Service Director Joel Daniels, Mavis spoke with Law Director Rob Broeren.

 

File Photo Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis
Mavis: A Lifetime of Service
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis in his office at City Hall.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis during the November 12, 2019 City Council meeting.

 

Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis accepts an award during the April 29, 2019 Kiwanis meeting.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Ricard Mavis speaks during the birthday celebration for the Salvation Army on May 17, 2019.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis speaks during the ribbon-cutting of Stein Brewing Company on January 11, 2019.
Groundbreaking ceremonies, like this one for Ariel Arena at MVNU, were one of Richard Mavis’ duties as mayor.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis served as a judge during the ice cream eating contest

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Mayor Richard Mavis served as a judge during the ice cream eating contest

 

 

Joshua Morrison/News A few protesters gathered in front of Mount Vernon City Hall Monday to protest the recent promotion of Robert ‘Kit’ Morgan to Mount Vernon Police Chief. Morgan was sworn in later that evening at city hall as chief. Desirae Eckert is pictured holding a sign up as Mayor Richard Mavis walks to his car.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis in his office at City Hall.
Larry Di Giovanni/News Soon-to-depart Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis looks at wall hangings in his office, including a framed photo (upper right) of the late John Glenn, astronaut and former US Senator from Ohio, with Mavis, his wife, Peggy, and daughter Julie in 1983.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis speaks with City Councilmember Nancy Vail at a recent meeting of Mount Vernon City Council. With his retirement this year, Mavis is capping off a 44 year career in local politics, including 24 as mayor.

 

Joshua Morrison/News Four term councilmember Sam Barone, left, recieves a framed proclamation from Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis on December 23, 2019.
Joshua Morrison/News City councilmember Nancy Vail, with nearly three decades of public service receives a framed proclamation at her final city council meeting on December 23, 2019 from Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.
Joshua Morrison/News Peggy and Mayor Richard Mavis provoked a huge laugh from Food For The Hungry’s Marcy Rinehart during Saturday’s broadcast from the Memorial Theater.
Joshua Morrison/News From left, Denise and Mark Ramser receive the William Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service from Peggy and Mayor Richard Mavis at the 2019 Snowflake Gala event Friday night. The gala benefits Knox County Food for the Hungry.

 

Joshua Morrison/News Outgoing Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis was the featured speaker of the Kiwanis Club Monday. Mavis spoke briefly about his time in office, the construction projects, the weddings he presided over and also took questions from members of the club.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis, left, presents a plaque of appreciation from the City of Mount Vernon to retiring Chief Roger Monroe. A retirement reception for Monroe was held Friday at police headquarters.
On Saturday, the inaugural class of the Knox County Sports Hall of Fame was inducted at the Knox County Historical Society. From left, are nominating committee members Dr. Don Swegan, Dr. Rod Beckett, Coach J.D. Graham and Phil Houbler, speaker Dave Culbertson, inductee Richard Mavis, Jim Gibson, and speakers Grant Pepper and David Greer. The two-hour program covered athletes from Knox County, including Cookie Cunningham, Ollie Cline, Dick Shuff, Richie Hoyt, Mavis, Doug Davis and Jim Stillwagon. The display contains various pieces of memorabilia and artifacts donated by community members across the decades.
Joshua Morrison/News Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stops and poses for a quick photo with Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis before the start of the Knox County Democratic Dinner. Whaley served as the keynote speaker and Mavis was honored for his over four decades of public service.

 

Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis speaks with Justin Bauer before the Ice Cream Eating Contest at the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival on August 9, 2019.
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis served as emcee of the Grand Opening of the Woodward Opera House on February 9, 2019
Joshua Morrison/News Mayor Richard Mavis, left, presents a plaque of appreciation from the City of Mount Vernon to retiring Chief Roger Monroe. A retirement reception for Monroe was held Friday at police headquarters.
Joshua Morrison/News Outgoing Chief of Police Roger Monroe, left, shows Mayor Richard Mavis the watch the department had given the Chief upon his retirement. A reception was held on Friday at police headquarters honoring the Chief.

 

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