Public service requires an individual to give of ones self without thought of accolades, acknowledgement or monetary recognition. It's not a job for every person although many attempt to do it.
Recently, two member of City Council were given special recognition for their years of dedicated service to the community.
Ward 2 Councilman Robert "Bob" Aubuchon was honored for his 15 years of public service and Ward 7 Councilwoman Rosalie "Ro" Hendon was congratulated for her five years of public service. Each was presented them with a service pin to commemorate the occasion.
Aubuchon was elected as Councilman of Ward 2 on April 1, 1997, to fill an unexpired term. He was on the city council in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011.
Throughout the past 15 years, Aubuchon has actively participated in the St. Louis County and state of Missouri Municipal Leagues. In addition, he is a member of the National League of Cities. From 2009 to 2012, he served on the Board of Directors for the . In that capacity he's been instrumental with event efforts including . In 2010, he received the organization's .
Aubuchon is a retired firefighter/paramedic for the Pattonville Fire Protection District. He currently serves as president of the Pattonville Retirees Association and on the Board of Directors for the Local 2665 Retirees Association. He also volunteers his time at an area Elks Lodge where he was presented with the “Elk of the Year” award from Lodge 2316.
Hendon was elected as Councilwoman of Ward 7 on April 3, 2007. She re-elected for another three-year term April 6, 2010. Hendon is an active member of the St. Louis County Municipal League, Missouri Municipal League, and the National League of Cities.
Hendon is active with the city’s beautification and economic development efforts. She meets with her constituents on key issues including the levy in the Missouri Bottoms area and neighborhood watch. She is also active with Hazelwood’s Celebrate Safe Communities program.