City Council recognized Tuesday two members of the Health and Safety Commission who are vacating their posts after five years on the job.
Dr. Sandra Aronberg and David Seidel joined the commission when it was formed in 2007.
"It's always hard when you have two great people rotate off of a commission," Mayor William Brien said.
Councilman Julian Gold said that Aronberg and Seidel were "pioneers" of the commission.
"You've set a very high bar for everybody who follows you," Gold said. "The Health and Safety Commission...is hands-on. These guys are out in the street knocking on doors, talking to folks."
In thanking the city for the recognition, Aronberg noted the importance of continuing to educate residents about emergency preparedness.
"One of our charges is to try to help people get ready in case of an emergency. We are so fortunate in this city to have such great services, it's hard for people to understand that they really do need to prepare themselves," Aronberg said. "That will be the continued charges of the current commission."
Seidel thanked the council for being selected as a commissioner in the first place.
"Any service to the city is an honor," he said. "We don't plan to stop serving the city, either."
The seven-member Health and Safety Commission is appointed by council to maintain and improve the overall health and safety of the community. To learn more about the commission, click here.