Turner Honored by City Council
Longtime South End resident recognized for service to council
Former at-large Kent City Council representative Robin Turner was honored by his former colleagues and Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala Wednesday at council's regular meeting.
Fiala recognized Turner by reading a proclomation declaring Wednesday to have been "Robin Turner Day" in Kent in honor of his almost five years of service on the city's top legislative body.
Turner was appointed in January 2008 after the death of longtime friend and councilman William Schultz. Turner was then re-elected in 2012 to a four-year term, but he resigned Nov. 1 in order to retire.
Turner thanked both members of council and the city administration for working with him during his tenure.
"What we endeavor to do as a council, by meeting the challenges of what, I think, the people wanted us to do, especially looking at our downtown and what we were able to accomplish there, we were able to do together," Turner said. "We've lived in an era of transformation for the city."
He received a standing ovation from council.
Turner was recognized minutes before Kent attorney Scott Flynn was appointed to take over the remainder of Turner's term.