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Moline Mayor Says Goodbye

Updated: May 1, 2013 10:48 PM CDT
After 10-years as Mayor of Moline Don Welvaert is retiring.

A retirement party held Wednesday, May 1, 2013, was a chance for everybody to say goodbye.
The mayor talked to KWQC about his accomplishments and what he plans to do now.
"It's a little bit nostalgic. You look back at the years and the people and as many people say when they retire, there are some people you're going to miss and everybody work with and not just here at city hall, but in the community at large in the Quad Cities."
"There's been so much that has been done and I credit so much of that to the staff. Western Illinois University for one, the Kone Center, passenger rail coming, the things you forget about like the burn ban in Moline that helps provide cleaner air."
"It's something to really be proud of and I certainly share that with everyone who's helped along the way."
"I'll still be involved in other community events and commissions and board. I'll help out when I can."
"It's just time for new blood to come in with fresh ideas and I think mayor elect Raes is going to do a excellent job."
"To force myself to keep something on Tuesday nights and I joined a Tuesday night golf league, so my wife is like, I'm still not going to see you on Tuesday nights."


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