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Residents share sentiments at Mayor Chaney’s last city council meeting

Residents share sentiments at Mayor Chaney’s last city council meeting
MOSCOW, ID - Monday night, the Moscow City Council held its final meeting of the year and it was also Nancy Chaney’s last full meeting as the mayor.

Reporter Rachel Dubrovin explains why the public comments from Moscow residents were a bit more emotional than usual.

A group of Moscow citizens attended the last council meeting of the year here at city hall to show their appreciation for Mayor Nancy Chaney's eight years of service.

"Thank you for your tireless energy and dedication," said Moscow resident Victoria Seever.

The meeting's public comment period quickly transformed into a tribute to Chaney, whose second term will come to an end in 2014.

"For the past eight years, I think we've been very fortunate to have Nancy Chaney as our mayor," said Moscow resident Deborah Reynolds. "She's been all about seeking the finest in our community."

Chaney's supporters spoke up to say her leadership will be missed. Victoria Seever also spoke about her appreciation for retiring council members Sue Scott and Tim Brown.

"I hope to see you continue to participate in civic areas where your expertise can be shared," said Seever. "I will miss seeing you here, and communicating with you in this venue."

Chaney said she fully intends to continue her advocacy for things like multi-modal transportation and the arts.

"I certainly plan to remain engaged and take advantage of the momentum we've generated here, to continue the initiative that have been so successful in Moscow," said Moscow Mayor Nancy Chaney.

Chaney said she's disappointed she wasn't reelected, but said she enjoyed her eight years of service.

"It's been a great ride," said Chaney.

The new mayor and council members will be sworn in during the council meeting on January sixth.

William Lambert will be the next major of Moscow. The Latah County Auditor's final report from the November election shows that Chaney received about 41% of the votes while Lambert received nearly 59%.
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