News

Mayor Larson receives award from Rotary

John Meno, outgoing president of the Arlington Rotary, left, presents Arlington Mayor Margaret Larson with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award at the July 2 City Council meeting. -
John Meno, outgoing president of the Arlington Rotary, left, presents Arlington Mayor Margaret Larson with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award at the July 2 City Council meeting.
— image credit:

ARLINGTON Arlington Mayor Margaret Larson was honored for her years of work on behalf of her community by the Arlington Rotary, July 2.
John Meno, outgoing president of the Arlington Rotary, presented Larson with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award at the City Council meeting, describing her as the epitome of an Arlington resident.
She was the first one to meet me when I came to town, Meno said. She was a true ambassador for the community. There are few people who love this town as much as her and we wanted to recognize her for all shes done, both in the school district and as mayor.
Larson was quick to deflect credit for the award away from herself, by characterizing her contributions to the community as team efforts.
These things didnt just happen because of me, Larson said. We have the Council and city staff to thank as well. Id be the last person to say I stood alone. Ive never seen a harder-working group of people than our Rotary. Theyre tireless in their service to the community.
The Arlington Rotary will donate $1,000 in Larsons name to the annual programs fund for Rotary International, making her a Paul Harris Fellow. Harris was one of four American businessmen who founded Rotary International in 1905.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.