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One of the more friendlier faces around Taylor is heading for Florida.
Former City Councilman John "Jack" Myers stopped by City Hall recently to say his finalize good-byes before he and wife Nancy pack up and head for a new home in Florida.
Myers moved to Taylor at age 7. By 1966, he was a member of the first graduating class at Kennedy High School. He married the former Nancy Vauris in 1971 and eventually had three children: Dr. Sally Villasenor, Robin Lenert and James Myers.
Jack served in the armed forces for over 21 years, over 11 in the Air Force and 10 in the Army. Included were two tours in Vietnam and 63 days during Operation Desert Storm.
He served three decades as a police officer with the City of Romulus and the Wayne County Sheriffs Department.
During "retirement," he was a 23rd District Court officer for six years and played key roles as a volunteer for the Taylor Veterans Museum and the Taylor Farmer's Market Committee. Myers played a key role in fund-raising and planning for the museum, and was also one of the key leaders of the annual Armed Forces Day.
On Jan. 3, 2017, he was appointed to fill a vacancy on City Council after the resignation of Linda Roberts, and served out the rest of that term in office.
City Council presented Myers a proclamation during its March 19 meeting.
(Note: He is pictured here with Mayor Rick Sollars and Council Chairperson Tim Woolley in one photo, and speaking at the Taylor Veterans Museum with students from Kinyon Elementary School in the other.)