At last night's Kenai City Council meeting, former Mayor Ron Malston was remembered. He passed away late last month at the age of 85. The council voted to place a memorial plaque at Leif Hansen Memorial Park, and plant a tree in his name.
A memorial service was held on Saturday.
“Obviously as a former mayor service that he provided to the city as a small business owner, I did attend his memorial service on Saturday and you know was one of those who's who,. When he looked around the room it was a who's who of Kenai there, the old guard,” said current Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel. “You know, you saw some of his running mates and cohorts and like I said that’s the sort of the people that really molded this city were there and a very nice service, and certainly a sad day for certain.”
“I just want to speak in support of this,” said Councilman Robert Peterkin. "I've known Ron my entire life and respect him and his family and I think this is a great idea.”