Tuesday, May 29, 2012
When Lloyd Halverson was a boy, his parents once told him he was “born under a lucky star.”
Now, reflecting back decades later, he believes they may have been right. The Camas city administrator counts himself very lucky to have had a long career in public service that has offered both interesting challenges and great rewards. He will retire from his full-time duties in September after spending more than 23 years in Camas as its only city administrator.
In recognition of his commitment to the community, Halverson has been named the 2012 Citizen of the Year. He will be recognized along with several other honorees, including Business of the Year and Educators of the Year, during a banquet on Tuesday, June 5.“I was touched and honored by the recognition,” he said. “It is a profound and moving award.”
Halverson, 65, knew he wanted to pursue a career in public service from the time he was a teenager, after being inspired by Pres. John F. Kennedy’s call in January 1961 for all Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” The exact shape that desire would take, however, took some time to discover.
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