Community leaders give thanks to outgoing Mayor Deaver

Community leaders gave a graphic "thank you" to outgoing Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver this morning. Deaver (below, pictured far left, second down) spoke weekly to the group of up to 70 community leaders during the early months of the COVID-19 crisis and then monthly in recent days.


Prosper Waco convened the regular calls throughout the year, and Mayor Deaver was always the first speaker. But each online Zoom meeting also included presentations, questions, and discussions involving the group. Prosper Waco CEO Suzii Paynter March led each discussion.


Dr. Jackson Griggs, head of the Family Health Center; former Mayor Virginia DuPuy; City Council Member Andrea Barefield; and others shared words of appreciation. And many others shared "thank you" signs.


Deaver's term as mayor ended Tuesday as new Mayor Dillon Meek took office.