As many of you are aware, I recently underwent emergency colon surgery and am progressively recovering at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. I would like to sincerely thank those of you who have relayed your heartfelt sentiments and gratifying thoughts and prayers.
On this particular day, I would be remiss if I did not stop and offer a moment of silent reflection in remembrance of those innocent victims of the horrendous attacks of September 11th, the loved ones they left behind, and the men and women who serve our country to assure our safety and freedom. I humbly ask you to take a moment and do the same.
While I’ve been kept abreast and have full confidence in the direction I’ve given my administration on all City matters, I’m experiencing a slow recovery and want to assure the residents of Covington that City business is first and of foremost importance to me and that it continue to be expediently and efficiently handled.
Today, our City Council, following routine procedure as stated in our City of Covington Code of Ordinances has appointed Covington City Council President, Sam O’Keefe to serve as Acting Mayor during my temporary absence. I have complete confidence in Councilman O’Keefe’s service in this position and in my staff to maintain and enhance our united goals and desire to effectively serve our community while I regain my strength. I look forward to a complete recovery and returning to “active duty’ as soon as possible!
Mayor Mike Cooper
City of Covington
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