Thursday, July 3, 2014


On this 4th of July, Lebanon honors its veterans and expresses its sincere, heartfelt appreciation of all Lebanon veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Their service and sacrifice enable all of us to continue to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Their service and sacrifice allow all of us to continue to celebrate this day of independence each year. Independence does not come without a price and that price has been dearly paid by Lebanon’s soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen/airwomen, and coast guard members. Lebanon commits itself to honoring and supporting its veterans through partnering with military service organizations, such as our committed local American Legion (, being a good steward for the Soldiers Memorial Building, taking advantage of our Lebanon libraries ( to continuously inform our community about the importance of veterans and their service and sacrifice, as evidence by the community display at the Kilton Library of pictures of families’ beloved veterans, and working to insure that our Lebanon cemeteries ( ) are proper reflections of care for veterans in their final resting places. As an initiative to go forward with this commitment, Lebanon hereby establishes the LEBANON HONORS ITS VETERANS web page ( dedicated to Lebanon veterans, their families, and all who support them. Happy 4th of July from the heart to those who have served and sacrificed!

Friday, February 28, 2014

City Manager Commendation to Honor CARMELA HENNESSY

I wish to commend Carmela Hennessy for her commitment to excellence in code and zoning administration for the City of Lebanon and to congratulate her on her last day at work as she retires. 

For more than 36 years, Carmela has been an outstanding employee of the City of Lebanon, and has provided its citizens with unfailingly fair and equitable administration of its codes and zoning ordinances. Her dedication to excellence has helped Lebanon retain its integrity throughout the development of significant projects involving land use. 

Over the decades, Carmela has reviewed literally tens of thousands of building permits and applications, and could be counted on to give each one her full commitment to balancing the needs of the applicant with the best interests of the City. Since 1988, when she took on the role of zoning administrator, she has helped guide homeowners through the Zoning Board process, while also shepherding the development of major projects that will live on in Lebanon for many years to come. She is, in short, irreplaceable, and her direct contributions to the City will be felt for generations.

It is my honor to recognize Carmela and thank her for her unparalleled work for the City of Lebanon this twenty-eighth day of February, in the year two-thousand and fourteen.

Gregory D. Lewis

Lebanon City Manager