Christian County board members, county employees, and courthouse workers, gave board chairman John Curtin a collective “thank you” for his 38 years of service as a board member and chairman, Tuesday night after the monthly board meeting.
A reception was held in a packed 3rd floor courtroom, emceed by former Judge John Coady. Curtin and his wife Alice listened to the accolades given them by many people. Curtin retired as board chairman and a board member, after Tuesday night’s meeting. Paul Schmitz of Pana was appointed as the new Christian County board chairman.
Curtin officially gave the gavel to Schmitz at the end of Tuesday night’s meeting, and Schmitz thanked Curtin for his years of service to Christian County.
The room gave Curtin a standing ovation at the conclusion of Schmitz’ remarks.
Curtin says he wants to remain active in Christian County happenings, and intends to retain his seat on the Christian County Economic Development Corporation board.