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Letter: Mayor John Rey – leader by example

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:49 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Having known DeKalb Mayor John Rey for more than 50 years, we know the heart and integrity of this courageous man. 

He leads by example and strives to make the city he loves to be an inclusive, always improving community.

When John was on the DeKalb School District 428 board, he worked diligently to ensure that all voices were heard and that they were participants in the process. 

When John was project manager for the sanctuary addition to Westminster Presbyterian Church, he worked tirelessly to see that all components of the project were completed correctly and according to the plan.

As mayor of DeKalb, John has worked diligently to bring all people in the city to the table, either on boards and commissions or just as groups whose voices have been heard as the city progresses forward.  

This has been no small task, but it is an important task. When people take ownership of their community, then pride and participation increase. John’s quality of character and his cooperative leadership style enhances life in DeKalb. 

His sterling efforts to bring the diverse and sometimes marginalized residents of this fine city together to become active in the business of the city, not to just receive services, but to help direct those services, gives one a feeling of accomplishment and value.

Please join us April 4 and cast your vote to re-elect John Rey as our mayor.

Joy and Bob HadleyDeKalb

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