City Council recognizing its president at the end of a year might be tradition, but there was nothing traditional about 2020.
On Tuesday, City Councilman Paul Ensley, R-1st, presented fellow Councilman Tom Didier, R-3rd, with a plaque commemorating his service leading the City Council in 2020.
"You did a phenomenal job leading us, keeping our meetings on point and helping us so that we could conduct our business remotely," Ensley, who was selected as council president for 2021, said.
Tuesday's meeting was Ensley's first as president.
Didier led the City Council through a year of pandemic and social unrest. As Fort Wayne and Allen County underwent gathering size limits in an effort to slow the virus' spread, Didier was often the only council member physically in the meeting chamber at Citizens Square.
During those meetings, he was typically joined by City Clerk Lana Keesling, Deputy City Clerk Stacy Reed, and City Council Administrator Megan Flohr.