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BEST for June: Kim & Brad Lincicome

Mayor McCauley reads the official proclamation announcing the Lincicomes as the BEST volunteers for June of 2019 at the Buckhannon City Council meeting held July 18, 2019.
Photo Credit: Amanda Hayes


WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Buckhannon resolved during its regular meeting of October 18, 2018, to honor from time to time, residents of our Buckhannon-Upshur community who perform extraordinary service while embracing the kind & giving spirit of volunteerism; and,

WHEREAS, Buckhannon has long championed community service & has recognized persons who have given selflessly for the benefit of our City’s Fire Department, Stockert Youth & Community Center, & Police Department, but had not until recently- formally recognized others who generally perform many other acts of service & kindness; and,   

WHEREAS, with the 2018 establishment of our Buckhannon Volunteer Center, the City Council deemed it to be reasonable & appropriate to henceforth recognize our community’s most giving volunteers with previous honorees of the Buckhannon Exemplary Service Testimonial (BEST) Award being Amanda Hayes, Zachary Mutchler, Robin Keough, Shirley Tinney, Bill Nicholson, Dr. Joseph Reed, Dr. Paul Richter, & April Keating.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID W. McCAULEY, as MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON, pursuant to the power & authority duly vested in me, do hereby proclaim as our City’s ninth recipients of our Buckhannon Exemplary Service Testimonial (BEST) Award for June of 2019 to be BRAD & KIM LINCECOME.  As a consequence of a tragic vehicular accident occurring in Upshur County on May 15, 2008, four BUHS girls were killed.  Subsequently, UCARE was formed, an organization designed to dissuade youths from engaging in alcohol & drug usage by offering fun alternatives through such things as summer pool parties.  For the past 12 summers, the LINCECOMES have regularly chaperoned our UCARE pool parties, serving as disc jockeys & adding great entertainment to our pool parties.  Additionally, the LINCECOMES have long volunteered for many other B-U charitable causes including our Strawberry Festival, Relay for Life, while being very highly engaged in their church, Chapel Hill United Methodist.  BRAD & KIM LINCECOME have helped us all in our 

B-U community to be happier in many ways.  I direct the establishment of our City’s new BEST bench & installation of a permanent placard in Jawbone Park to forever honor & recognize BRAD & KIM LINCECOME & all past & future honorees of our City’s BEST award.  

I further urge all residents to join our City’s most honored guests, BRAD & KIM LINCECOME, their family members, friends & admirers, & me, along with all members of our City government family during our public ceremony to be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 as we honor our City’s ninth recipients of our BEST award.  We all wish BRAD & KIM the best as they continue to work for our B-U community.  May every resident be mindful of the importance of community service & giving of one’s self & be inspired to give selflessly for the benefit of others as we pay tribute to the many substantial contributions of our exceptional volunteers including the ninth recipients of our City’s BEST Award, BRAD & KIM LINCECOME

Given under my hand and official seal of The City of Buckhannon upon this 2nd day of July, 2019

David W. McCauley, Mayor