The Town of Welaka again stands in mourning today as we have lost a long-time decided servant of the people. It is with a sad heart and a profound sense of sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Gordon L. Sand Jr. at 85 years of age.
Mayor Sands served as both a Welaka Town Council member and as Mayor of Welaka since March 4, 1994. He was a faithful servant of the Town of Welaka for 27 years. His dedicated work to our Town included our floating dock at Bryant's Wharf, several of the beautiful parks in our Town, along with his hard work in improving our streets and modernizing our water and sewer plant. His long-time work has truly enriched all the lives of Welaka residents, and he will be tremendously missed. Thank you, Mayor Sands, for all you have done for our Town. Rest now from your labor, for we know you are now at peace with your dear friend Willie Washington.
In honor of Mayor Gordon L. Sands, Jr., I now order the flag at Welaka Town Hall to be placed at half staff and remain so through the day of Mayor Sands funeral service. Also, by Town of Welaka proclamation 2021-01 approved by the Welaka Town Council on March 9, 2021, we declare January 21st of each year as Mayor Gordon L. Sands, Jr., Day in honor of his years of dedicated service to the Town of Welaka and award Mayor Sands the key to the Town.
- Mayor Jamie D. Watts