City Hall Flags at Half Staff This Week in Honor of Allen Mead

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns says city newsletters will report when and why flags fly at half staff at City Hall.

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns asked for a moment of silence at Monday night's City Council meeting in honor of former Geneva Republican Editor and Publisher Allen Mead, who died over the weekend.

Burns noted the tribute to Mead written by Kurt Wehrmeister and published Sunday on Geneva Patch. He remembered Mead's coverage of Geneva High School sports and the trademark lemon drops Mead would dole out to athletes after games.

And after the moment of silence, Burns said he would honor a suggestion by a Geneva resident to make sure all residents can find out when flags fly at half staff at City Hall and who they honor by posting an announcement in the city's newsletter and GenevaMail.

Several prominent Genevans have died in recent weeks, including educator and former alderman J. Roger Morris, former City Attorney Joe Radovich and Mead.

To sign up to the city's newsletter and GenevaMail, click this link or scroll down on the home page of the city of Geneva website's homepage and look for items #4 and #5 of "Other ways you can stay in touch with Geneva," which looks like this:


  1. Watch the Welcome to Geneva Video.
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  6. Add the City of Geneva to your Twitter Feed or join us on Facebook.
  7. Check out some of Mayor Burns' Links of Interest .
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