As I’m sure many of you have seen and heard, we sadly lost a very valuable and dedicated member of our community last week, when Ron Stivison passed away on January 3rd. Ron served St. Charles City well as Council Member for Ward 9, and throughout his entire life and career through the many roles he filled for the benefit of our great City and its people.
I will miss seeing his smiling face at our council meetings, and the ideas, dedication and love he had for St. Charles City. It’s not often that you are able to have someone that gives so much of their time and their life to one community. Ron believed that “this job is about what we can do for the city, not what the city can do for us,” and he truly lived that philosophy.
St. Charles City lost one of its beloved sons, but I know Ron will continue to look down upon our City with love and protection. I hope that all of you that had the privilege of knowing Ron will take a few moments to reflect on the impact he had on you. I want to express my deepest sympathies to Ron’s family and friends. Rest In Peace.