AEP/SWEPCO held a special luncheon on Thursday November 3rd in honor of Mayor Dennis Ramsey. The Mayor is retiring from the Hope City Board after 38 years and after serving the last 23 years as mayor. The mayor is shown receiving a special award from SWEPCO President Venita McCellon Allen. In addition to Allen, other speakers at the event included U of A Chancellor Chris Thomason, former State Representative Bubba Powers, State Representative Brent Talley (who presented and read a special legislative resolution honoring the Mayor's service), and State Senator Larry Teague. The Mayor noted he has plenty of activities lined up working on for several local non-profits and that he intends to stay in Hope, the only town in which he ever wanted to live.