Mayor Matt Bemrich, who has led Fort Dodge through nine years of economic growth and infrastructure improvements, was honored by the Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club.
Bemrich received the club’s Citizen of the Year Award Friday evening during a dinner at the Lions Den in Armstrong Park.
”I think all of us can agree that Fort Dodge is moving ahead,” said Mike Mulroney, the chairman of the club’s committee that annually selects the Citizen of the Year honoree. ”I think Mayor Bemrich is a big part of that.”
Mulroney said that ”there seems to be a new excitement, a new encouragement for the citizens.”
He got a few laughs when he said, ”The town is looking better. We’re even getting streets paved.”