Roy city's manager an accomplished public servant

Wednesday , August 13, 2014 - 4:18 PM


I cannot question why the Roy city mayor and city council members elected to move in a specific direction concerning the city manager (Aug. 13 news article, “Roy’s city manager resigns”).  They have their reasons. I’m directing my comments about a man, Mr. Chris Davis, who signifies the principles of service and dedication.

A well-known actor in the 50s, Danny Thomas once said, “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” That statement embodies Mr. Davis. I’ve never known a city manager who has been as supportive, unified, and personable with the people of a city as Mr. Davis has been in the lives of Roy residents.

The citizens of this city had no problem calling their city manager on important issues, and receiving a public servant who was willing and able to help. The employees of this city are enjoyable to work with, in large part because of the tone and expectations set by Mr. Davis. His vision to collaborate and build a strong relationship with Roy High School leadership is remarkable and enviable. His determination to personally foster and promoted Roy city youth service groups to help in the beautification of this city is extraordinary. His motivating force in many city development and improvement projects will be lasting examples of his achievements as a city manager. What impressed me most, was his willingness to address difficult issues with the style and grace of a professional. It was once said, that the greatness of any city is founded on the mutual respect and genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Mr. Davis was all about service and the welfare of others. He never forgot who he worked for and his responsibility to the people of this great city. Today an accomplished public servant has resigned, but we only need to look around this great city to witness his influence and legacy.

Bob Dandoy


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