This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion.
Assembly member Dale Bagley wants to name the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in honor of Glick, who was a former assembly member from 1982-1995, and then again from 2002-2005.
At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Tim Dillon, spoke in support of the naming.
“I’m a newbie to the Kenai Peninsula, I’ve only been around since 2005, but to bring up Betty Glick… I couldn’t think of someone who deserves it better than her,” Dillon said.
In 1981, Glick was recognized in the “Who’s Who of American Women” for her dedication to the community, the resolution said.
Bagley said by next meeting there will be a small ceremony to commemorate the name change.
She served on the Kenai City Council, and was vice mayor of Kenai, as the chair for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning and Zoning Commission. While serving on the borough assembly, she was elected vice president and then president.
The resolution says Glick “has selflessly served the constituents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough since her arrival to Alaska in 1961.”