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The Louisville Metro Council remembers the late Cyril Allgeier

Thursday October 21, 2010

For Immediate release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
               Stephen haag 574-1204/ 645-1752

Members of the Metro Council extend their condolences to the family of the late Cyril Allgeier, a former Alderman of the City of Louisville of the Fourth Ward and a founding member of the Louisville Metro Council representing District 10.

Several members of the Council offer their remembrances of Allgeier.

“Cyril was a family man, a leader and a true public servant who sought nothing for himself. Whether he was helping neighbors with their problems, leading our city through difficult issues or coaching kids playing baseball he always did it with integrity and an open and loyal heart.” Councilman Jim King (D-10)

"Cyril Allgeier was a thoroughly unpretentious, caring man who treated his community like family." Councilman Tom Owen (D-8) President, Louisville Metro Council

“Councilman Allgeier was a quiet gentle person who always had kind words for me. I didn’t work with him long but admired him from a distance.” Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2)

“Cyril was a man of few words, but his actions and positive results on behalf of the residents in his ward and later district, spoke volumes about his commitment and ability to deliver on behalf of his constituents. He believed in brevity and could be counted on to faithfully adjourn any meeting. ”

Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5)

“I was honored to work with him when he was an Alderman and then later we helped shape the early duties and actions of the Metro Council. He was direct and to the point on an issue but he was always aware of the needs of his district and the responsibility of public servants. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family.” Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3)

“As a former member of the Board of Alderman, Cyril was instrumental in moving the Council forward after merger. He was dedicated to public service and his presence will be missed in our community.” Councilman Ken Fleming (R-7)

“Cyril had such passion for baseball, his constituents, and his family. He was also very humorous and fun to be around. When we were all newly elected to help form Merger Government Cyril was the first to offer me his assistance. One only needs to look where Cyril traveled to be reminded of the impact he had on this community.” Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) Majority Leader

“Cyril served and was loved by his constituents in District 10. His passion for Derby City Baseball was contagious to the rest of us Council Members.” Councilman Hal Heiner (R-1() Minority Leader

“He was one of the first people I came in contact with and worked with on the Board of Alderman. I was sad when he left public service. But there are many young people in Metro Louisville who owe him a great deal of thanks because of all he did for youth baseball. He was a great man.” Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21)

“Alderman Allgeier was a man who gave of himself tirelessly, unselfishly, and with the greatest of integrity. His service to this community will always be remembered.” Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1)

"He was a consement public servant who left a positive mark on our community. He will truly be missed. The thoughts and prayers of the Tandy family and the people of the Fourth Metro Council District are with the Allgeier family at this time." Councilman David Tandy (D-4).

“I’ve known Cyril all my life. I was 14 the first time he ran for office and I participated in each of his elections. He introduced me to city politics and hired me as his first legislative aide after his election in 1982. There was never a question where Cyril stood on any matter. He listened to his constituents then worked tirelessly to fulfill their wishes. He truly believed a person’s actions were much more important than their words. He and his wife Mary were great friends and surrogate parents to several generations of young people through coaching and church and other endeavors. Louisville, and especially Camp Taylor, has lost a great servant.” Jeffrey Noble, Legislative Assistant District 26

“With a “cut to the chase” style of leadership, Cyril left no doubt about what he considered to be the role of local government - to serve people. What began as offering direction to youth – his leadership became far more than coaching Little League. You knew where Cyril stood on an issue and where his passion lay.” Kevin Triplett Legislative Assistant, District 13

The members of the Louisville Metro Council