Olympia City Councilwoman Karen Rogers received special recognition Tuesday at her last council meeting.
Rogers, who holds Position 4, did not seek re-election to a second term on the council this fall. She will be replaced by Cheryl Selby, who defeated fellow downtown business owner Darren Mills in the November election.
Selby will be sworn in at the Jan. 7 council meeting at City Hall.
On Tuesday, several council members praised Rogers for her work and presented her with a framed photo of Mount Rainier at sunset.
“Karen is independent, outspoken and courageous,” said Nathaniel Jones, mayor pro tem. “She has the ability to say what needs to be said when it needs to be said.”
Elected in 2009, Rogers said serving on the council was a difficult but worthwhile job. She said her best moments came when neighborhoods and residents worked together to solve a problem.
“Just keep listening,” Rogers said. “That’s how you form good public policy.”email@example.com