Former Sedalia Mayor Allen Hawkins was guest speaker at the Sarasota, Florida Yacht Club during their January 2013 meeting, where he was presented with the Honorary Sea Captain Award.
Mr. Hawkins said he is unsurpassed in economic growth in Sedalia and Pettis County. While mayor, he secured the following plants — Kelsey Hayes, Waterloo Industries, Gardner-Denver, Broderick and Bascom, and Alcolac.
In addition, he said, built a new airport terminal, senior center and a new animal shelter under his mayorship.
The Interational Jaycees Senators presented Hawkins with their Golden Knight Award for community service, he noted. Submitted.