I want to thank Gabe Adams and all the supportive City of Trinidad Staff over the years, my fellow Councilmembers, supportive friends, residents and neighbors and especially my political detractors who I learned so much from.
Many of the people who embraced and encouraged me when I first moved here have served on our Council. Loving this special place and respecting their service, I gratefully took my turn.
I'm proud of my service. Remaining true to my principles, I was never afraid to compromise my personal choice to represent constituents who I felt were not being heard. More frequently than not, I spoke up for the opposing position and always attempted to see both sides and reach a win-win solution. Of course it was nicer when we all agreed on an item, or found an accommodating solution, but I never let that pleasure keep me from speaking up and being the odd vote out. That choice takes it's toll, but the reward in the end was worth it.
Last night was my first meeting off the Council. I don't remember feeling more relaxed and appreciated in years. The following resolution and expressed kindness of the City of Trinidad Council, Staff, and my friends was tremendously moving and humbling for me.
I'm grateful for my opportunity to serve. I'm also grateful my term is complete. A job worth doing, is now 'dun' :)
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan has served as a Trinidad City Council Member from 2008 to 2012; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan served as the City’s member to the Humboldt Visitors and Convention Bureau; and kept the council and community apprised of tourism trends and opportunities; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan represented the City on the Indian Gaming Committee where he successfully advocated for funding that awarded the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department a new pumper truck along with an additional rescue vehicle; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan nurtured the ADU and VDU Ordinance process, and helped initiate the General Plan Update process as a member of the Planning Commission; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan attended countless council sessions, balanced budget brainstorms, closed sessions, proper public hearings; participated fully and asked the tough questions; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan took great pride in representing and protecting the public's interests; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan was not afraid of getting his hands dirty or paint on his clothes while working on the renovation of Trinidad Town Hall; and
WHEREAS, Mike Morgan, exemplifying his commitment to public service, reached the rank of Captain while serving on the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the City Council of Trinidad congratulates and thanks, Mike Morgan for his years of service to the citizens of Trinidad and to the future well-being of the community.
PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AND ADOPTED BY THE TRINIDAD CITY COUNCIL of Humboldt County of the State of California this 12th day of December, 2012.