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Joe Anderson Honored by City

May 08, 2024 11:45AM ● By Debra Dingman

Former Mayor Joe Anderson, left, and Mayor Steve Bird pose at the meeting. Courtesy photo


DIXON, CA (MPG) - Former Dixon Mayor Joe Anderson and long-time rancher received recognition from the City of Dixon recently at a City Council Meeting for serving 33 years on the Mosquito Abatement Board.

The official proclamation giving his history of civic service was read aloud by Mayor Steve Bird.

In 1979, Mayor Maureen Southwell was recommended and appointed by Council, Joe Anderson to the City of Dixon Planning Commission. He was then elected to the Dixon City Council in 1980 and seated as Mayor Pro Tem. He became the City of Dixon Mayor in 1982, elected as City of Dixon Mayor in 1984, and re-elected Mayor of the City of Dixon in 1986, 1988, and 1990, serving consecutive two-year terms.

During his terms, he served as the City of Dixon’s representative on LAFCO, President of the Solano Water Agency, Solano Armed Forces Committee, Solano County Mayor’s Conference in addition to other Committees/Agencies with some trepidation, he now feels it is time to step down as the City of Dixon Trustee to the Solano County Mosquito Abatement Board to spend more time at his cattle ranch in Stonyford.

However, he has agreed to serve as the City of Dixon’s representative to the SMAD Board until a replacement has been selected.

“On behalf of the community, I give thanks to Joe for his 46 years of service to the Community and extend our best wishes to him and his family,” said Mayor Steve Bird and called Anderson u for the presentation.

“I do appreciate very much this recognition and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family as we all know if we don’t have support from our families and our wives, we have serious problems and Mary has been very supportive,” said Anderson. “I thank Dixon for letting me be a part of this process for many years and I thank this Council for your help as well.”

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