Glasgow City Council honored decades of service by a man one of his longtime friends described as “just a good, sound citizen” at its regular meeting Monday with a proclamation.
“He was a stern judge on the bench, too,” former council member Doug Isenberg said of Barlow Ropp in a phone interview.
The proclamation was suggested by Isenberg, who had been a member of the Glasgow Municipal Airport’s board of directors, and new council member Joe Trigg, who just last month was appointed to the airport board, on which Ropp served from June 1982 to August 2003 and then again from February 2008 until he resigned Dec. 31, 2012. Ropp was vice chair July 2010 until he left the board.
“He was on there for so long …, his overall body of work deserves some type of recognition,” Trigg said after the council meeting.
Isenberg said he had the privilege of serving with Ropp on the airport board for (seven or eight) years, “besides having known him for, gosh, 40 to 50 years.”
He had seen a draft of the proclamation ahead of time and said it represented well Ropp’s civic service.
“His knowledge of aeronautical affairs was very good; he contributed greatly to the board,” Isenberg said of the former paratrooper.
“It seems like everything he participated in, he went above and beyond. … His service was loyal and faithful and exemplary; he took it very seriously and was very dedicated.”
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A copy of the proclamation is available with this report at glasgowdailytimes.com.