updated: 5/25/2012 6:49:49 AM
Former Lawrence Mayor Paul Ricketts has died. Current Mayor Dean Jessup says the city has lost a friend and "a dedicated public servant." Ricketts served as a township assessor before becoming mayor of the Marion County city in 2007.
Ricketts was born and raised in Lawrence and his family's roots in the community date back to 1929.
That's when his great-grandparents settled in the city.
May 24, 2012
LAWRENCE, IN – Mayor Dean Jessup made the following statement on the passing of former Mayor Paul Ricketts:
“I am saddened to learn that Mayor Ricketts passed away this evening. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Karen and the entire Ricketts family. Paul was a committed leader for Lawrence who served as Lawrence Township Assessor before his election as mayor in 2007. The city of Lawrence has lost a friend and a dedicated public servant.”
Source: City of Lawrence
Statement from Mayor Greg Ballard on the Passing of Former Lawrence Mayor Paul Ricketts:
"Paul was a friend of mine whom I admired for dedicating his life to
public service and always doing the right thing to improve quality of
life for everyone. He led with integrity, bringing people together to
create new partnerships and improving city services. The City of
Lawrence is a stronger community because of him. "
Source: City of Indianapolis