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Date:
June 15, 2009


STATEMENT FROM MAYOR CHRIS BEUTLER
ON THE PASSING OF FORMER LINCOLN MAYOR HELEN BOOSALIS

Our hearts are heavy today as we reflect on the life and times of Helen Boosalis.

Helen left us with enough wonderful memories to last multiple lifetimes. She was and always will be looked upon as one of Lincoln's great civic leaders. Helen's energetic style was an inspiration to everyone.

In serving as Lincoln's Mayor from 1975 to 1983, Helen was a role model for young women. Existing social barriers were not going to get in the way of her desire to serve the City she loved and its citizens.

Helen was a strong mayor. She worked hard for consensus but, at the same time, she would not hesitate to step up and make the tough call when consensus couldn't be reached.

I hope all will join me in remembering a true pioneer who lived life to the fullest and who fulfilled her commitment to public service with a great passion and high intelligence.

It's a sad day in our city and state today. We've lost a wonderful leader and a cherished friend. Helen Boosalis will be dearly missed.


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