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A long time respected Dubois County Council President has seen his last meeting and been awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash.

66 -year old Greg Kendall has served on the Dubois County Council since 1984 when he won his first seat as a councilman. It’s been 32 years since that first election and Greg is now saying goodbye to his fellow city employees and officials.

He received the Sagamore of the Wabash at the final county council meeting for 2016 for his long time service to the community. The Sagamore of the Wabash is an award given by the Indiana Governor to recognize the dedication and commitment a person has pledged to the state and its heritage.

 

We caught up with him in his 12th St. barber shop on Wednesday afternoon, the day after attending his last County Council meeting and receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award.

 

 

 

Greg explained five ideas that he has held close to him in all his years of service too, or for the public and for those closest to him…


His career as a councilmen began in 1984 and since has included serving as vice president for a decade between 1993 and 2003. Kendall has held the title of County Council President since 2004. Along with his roll on the county council, Kendall has served as President of the Solid Waste District since it was founded in 1999.

Kendall discussed one of the best parts of his 32 year career in local politics …


Kendall shared what he will miss about his long and successful career with the county…


Kendall is not only a public figure in the arena of area politics he is the local barber and can be found most days cutting hair. After graduating from Huntingburg High School in 1968 he attended Barber School in Indianapolis and bought, and opened, Greg’s Barber Shop of Jasper in 1970.

Mr. Kendall was gracious and humble when sharing where his strong work ethic and drive to do honest work came from…


When asked what he plans to do next, he replied that he will be able to be found doing what he enjoys best, “relaxing , fishing and cutting hair.”

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