Sedalia City Council members and staff said farewell to Third Ward Councilman Lucas Richardson Tuesday night after he announced his resignation from Council, due to him moving out of the City Limits.

Mayor Andrew Dawson paid tribute to Richardson by presenting him with a plaque and some glowing remarks.

City Administrator thanked Councilman Richardson for his service.

Councilman Richardson was elected June 2, 2020 and sworn in June 15, 2020. He was re-elected April 5, 2022 and sworn in April 18, 2022.

Richardson served as a Departmental Committee Chair/Vice-Chair/Member in the following capacities:

2020 – Public Works Member
2021 – Public Works Vice-Chair
Finance/Administration Member
Community Development Member
2022 – Finance/Administration Chair
Community Development Member

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His community involvement concerns the NOBRO Arts movement.

A list of his large projects Richardson was involved with included:

1. Adoption of 2021 Comprehensive Plan
2. Construction & completion of Rail Spur
3. Phase IV Downtown Streetscape
4. Construction & opening of Heckart Community Center
5. Transfer of Municipal Court to Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
6. Acceptance of Maple Leaf Park
7. Acceptance of Missouri Pacific Depot (Amtrak Depot) from SDDI
8. Installation of solar panels at various City facilities
9. Construction & completion of Airport 65x65 Box Hangar
10. Branding Initiative
11. Adoption of Lodging Code
12. Initiation of transition of Firefighter’s Pension Fund to Lagers
13. Completion of Joint Dispatch

Sedalia has not seen the last of Richardson, however. Immediately after submitting his resignation, Richardson was appointed to serve on the Central Business and Cultural District (CBCD) Board.

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