SYCAMORE – Former Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy served the city for 48 years and city manager Brian Gregory said he would have served many more, had Mundy’s health prevailed.
“He was someone who loves Sycamore, was very supportive and positive about everyone he came in touch with,” Gregory said. Mundy mentored Gregory early on in his career. “He was an overall great guy.”
Mundy, 73, died Tuesday.
Mundy served as Sycamore mayor from 2005 until his retirement in 2017. Mundy began his service to the city in 1972 as treasurer of the Sycamore Library. He became the city’s treasurer in 1981, a post he served in until elected mayor.
Gregory said Mundy looked at the positives in things and he encouraged others.
“He’s always someone I could depend on,” Gregory said. “He taught me several of the ins and outs of government and the intricacies of Illinois government.”
Gregory said Mundy always believed in him.
“Having someone support you like that is very powerful,” Gregory said. “It’s something I’m very grateful for.”
Gregory said Mundy spent his life serving Sycamore.
“He gave so much back to the city and to the entire community, and beyond,” Gregory said. “He was a faithful man who was involved in service clubs, church organizations and the local government.”
This story will be updated.
Source: The Daily Chronicle