Rep. Williams Honors Mayor Frank Seffrood
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Thursday to recognize Copperas Cove Mayor Frank Seffrood, who was posthumously awarded the Good Friend Award by the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce.
Williams’ remarks are below:
"Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this time to recognize a great man and honorable Texan, Mayor Frank Seffrood of Copperas Cove, who passed away December 28, 2018.
“Mayor Seffrood lived his life as a selfless servant for others. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, and later as city councilman of six-and-a-half years before being elected mayor of Copperas Cove in 2005.
“He was just recently elected to serve a second term on December 11, before unexpectedly passing away.
“Mr. Speaker, I want to bring attention to this because last Friday, at the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, Mayor Seffrood was posthumously awarded the Good Friend Award.
“This is awarded to those who inspire others to serve and volunteer, and those who show leadership, and selflessly give their time and resources.
“As a citizen of Copperas Cove for 55 years, and as a compassionate leader, I cannot think of someone better suited to be this year’s recipient.
“His wife, Rita, accepted the award on his behalf.
“The Copperas Cove community has already felt the immense loss of Mayor Seffrood, but his kind and noble spirit lives on through the people’s lives he has touched.
“I am praying for the Seffrood family, and all those affected during this difficult time.
“In God we trust, I yield back.”
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