Virgil Gentz 35 years in Paris government reception coverage (video)

Paris town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt (left) introduces town Chairman Virgil Gentz/

Paris town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt (left) introduces town Chairman Virgil Gentz/

Paris Town Chairman Virgil Gentz was lauded for his 35 years of service to the town at a reception at the Paris Safety Building today.

At the event, Gentz was presented with recognition from Paris, and the neighboring town of Somers. Gentz also was presented by state Reps. Samantha Kerkman and Peter Barca with a flag flown over the state capital.

In his own remarks, Gentz thanked his family for their support as well as other people he has worked with through the years. He singled out former town Chairman August Zirbel for special thanks and guidance. Gentz succeeded Zirbel as town chairman after Zirbel’s death.

Gentz also seemed to put to rest any rumor that he might be leaving town government.

“I’m not going anywhere,” Gentz said.

Gentz was first elected town supervisor in 1979. He was appointed town chairman in 2000 and then has been successfully re-elected to the present. He is a retired teacher, who taught upper grades for many years at Bristol School.

The meeting room in the safety building was full for the reception portion of the event, many being government officials at various levels.

Here is video of Gentz’ remarks:

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