The Floyd City Council formally recognized an individual and group of professionals at its first meeting in May, with the latter declaring next week (May 9-15) National Floyd Skilled Nursing Week. John McEnhill of the Floyd Chamber of Commerce was recognized on Thursday for his years of dedication and service to the community.
A resident of Floyd for two decades, McEnhill has served as executive director of the House since 2014 and was previously executive director of the Floyd Center for the Arts/Jacksonville Arts Center for about 10 years.
McEnhill announced his retirement last year, but it was postponed due to the pandemic. He said on Thursday that his transition was “ongoing” again, but no date has been set for his release.
Mayor Will Griffin read the official proclamation to McEnhill on Thursday, who joined the meeting via Zoom to address council on behalf of the House and his requested donation for the upcoming fiscal year.
“While Mr. McEnhill has served our community greatly, selflessly giving his time and expertise serving on the New River Community Action Board, the Floyd County Social Services Board and, in the past, serving to the Tri-Area Community Health Board of Directors and the Floyd County Tourism Advisory Board…that they receive this proclamation in gratitude and respect from the Mayor and members of Council for the City of Floyd . (extract)”
McEnhill, surprised, thanked the council for the honor and thanked his parents for their dedication to community service. City proclamations of recognition are recorded in meeting minutes and become an official part of the City of Floyd’s history.
Next, City Manager Kayla Cox presented a proclamation for National Skilled Nursing Week to council members for approval, after working with Skyline Assisted Living officials. Health Care Provider Week is celebrated annually by the American Health Care Association, and the local proclamation is to recognize Floyd County Skilled Nursing Centers. This year, it will last from May 9 to 15.
“As care center staff connect individual, team and organizational safety goals across healthcare settings and nurses have risen to the challenge of this unimaginable pandemic – We have witnessed courage, compassion, dedication and leadership in caring for our community and families…Floyd City Council asks all residents….patients, caregivers, nurses, other staff and volunteers to celebrate this week special. (extract)”
Cox said the proclamation is to be read at an event Skyline is hosting for its nursing staff next week. It was unanimously adopted by the council on May 6.
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