A fitting tribute to Henry
By Steven Hoffman
After spending the last twelve years handing out mayoral proclamations to citizens and organizations, Geoff Henry was the recipient of one at Oxford Borough Council's first meeting of 2018.
The meeting began with Henry presenting new mayor Lorraine Bell with an honorary police shield. Henry explained that when he became mayor, Harold Gray had presented him with one, and he wanted to do the same for his successor.
A few minutes later, Bell, in one of her first duties as mayor, issued a proclamation honoring Henry as “Oxford's Distinguished Mayor.” She cited his 20 years of public service that included not just twelve years as mayor, but two stints on borough council and other leadership activities in the community. Henry also received a key to Oxford.