Mayor Rita Sanders, the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Community Foundation are proud to announce a Fountain Dedication Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 13th to honor the service of Former Mayor Inez Boyd. The Ceremony will be held near the lake at American Heroes Park starting at 10:00am. Mayor Boyd will join many of her friends, family and colleagues at this event!
Mayor Boyd started her public service by serving on the Bellevue City Council for ten years beginning in 1972. In 1986 she became the first female elected to serve as the Mayor of Bellevue, and she held that office until 1998. Additionally, she served as a Sarpy County Commissioner for eight years after leaving the Mayor's office.
During Mayor Boyd's term the city maneuvered through some trying times and her leadership helped provide the necessary direction to take the city on a smoother and directed course. During her terms of leadership for Bellevue, it became the third largest city in Nebraska; advanced economic progress by bringing new businesses and industry to the city; oversaw the completion of the Kennedy Expressway and brought new energy and interest to the community.
The City of Bellevue has ordinances in place that allow for the naming of a public facility"...when such person or entity has made a significant contribution to the city by enhancing the quality of life and well-being for the city and its citizens..." This certainly describes the service to the Bellevue Community of Former Mayor Inez Boyd. Mayor Sanders and the Bellevue City Council expressed that the naming of the fountain in her honor is especially appropriate in this case for her work to raise the private funding necessary to help make American Heroes Park a reality, including her personal contributions of effort and contributions. Mayor Boyd was one of the Founding Members of the Bellevue Community Foundation that partnered with the City of Bellevue to make the fountain at American Heroes Park a reality.
The public is invited to attend this ceremony and there will be a cake reception to follow.