by Jennifer Sierra
As one last official duty, late yesterday evening, Dayton Mayor Ken Rankle honored a volunteer citizen. Jeane Cole has served on the fire board for 12 years and was honored with a Key to the City of Dayton in front of a small group of people late yesterday at the city building. “I wanted my last official task to be a positive one and this is going to someone that really deserved to be recognized for her devotion to the city”, Rankle said. “She is a humble person that never asked for credit. Jeane is the type of person that one always knows where you stand with her. She was never afraid to tell me if she thought I was wrong.” Bellevue, Councilman, Steve Guidugli, also stated his gratitude for Jeane Cole’s service at the Fire Board meeting in December saying, “I would especially like to thank Jeane Cole for her many years of work on the fire board.”
Jeane Cole is a big part of the reason there is a clock at the town center in Dayton, Kentucky. She was a major force behind the event that raised money for the clock and helped write the drug and alcohol testing personnel policies for the Bellevue Dayton Fire Department. Jeane Cole works for 1st Step Home in Cincinnati, which is a non-profit that provides substance abuse counseling to women and children. Jeane stated that she will continue her volunteer work in the city of Dayton and is looking forward to helping in new ways. Jeane resigned from the Fire Board in November 2014. Jeane stays busy with work and family and has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.