State Representative Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Twp.) recently presented a House commendation to Theodore W. Shannon, Jr. in honor of his longtime service to the Village of Fairfax and his recent retirement as mayor.
Mayor Shannon served as mayor of Fairfax for a total of 20 years, from 1988 to 1995 and 2000 to 2011. He had also served as a city councilmember from 1972 to 1987. In addition to serving as a charter member of the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department and a board member with the MariElders Seniors Group, he served as president of the Ohio Municipal League, as president of the Hamilton County Municipal League, on the executive board of the Ohio Mayor’s Association, and on the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Board.
“Mayor Shannon is a longtime public servant who has worked diligently for his community,” said Stautberg. “He has, without a doubt, left a lasting, positive legacy and touched the lives of many. I am honored and humbled to present him with a House commendation thanking him for his many years of service to the people of Fairfax.”
The House commendation reads:
“On behalf of the members of the House of Representatives of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to congratulate Theodore W. Shannon, Jr. on the occasion of your retirement as mayor for the Village of Fairfax.
“You are to be commended for you have fulfilled your obligations to the electorate with dignity, integrity, and expertise. Clearly, your sound judgment and insightful perspective have added much of value to the local landscape, and you merit praise for your work in conjunction with a wide array of important civic projects…Thus, with sincere pleasure, we applaud you as one of Fairfax’s most devoted public servants and extend best wishes for a bright, rewarding future.”