Sen. Kit Bond honored for over 40 years of service

U.S Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond was recognized at Monday night’s City Council meeting for his longstanding partnership with Columbia.

“The public service record of Senator Christopher Kit Bond spans more than 40 years including, since 1986 his representation of Missouri in the United States Senate,” said Mayor Bob McDavid.

Sen. Bond’s legacy includes advocating for better roads, public transit, housing, health care, education, bike ways, walkways, rail and air service and cultural enhancement, said McDavid.

Sen. Bond thanked McDavid, City Council and city staff for their time working together.

“There is no greater honor, I can imagine, than to be selected by the people of Missouri to serve and to be able to meet so many wonderful people and join with them in pushing projects that are good for their communities and good for the state,” said Bond.

Sen. Bond said he sees a great future for Columbia.  “You are a leader in biotechnology and life sciences and there are so many areas in which you lead,” said Bond.

The University of Missouri is a tremendous asset to Columbia, said Bond.  He has enjoyed supporting projects like the life science center and small business incubator at MU.  After Sen. Bond leaves office he plans to continue working with Columbia and Mid Missouri on projects and initiatives.  He wants to focus on economic development and help emerging businesses.

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