Joe Martin recognized for dedication to Sterling City Council

STERLING – Joe Martin, who has served as an alderman for 27 years, was recognized for his contributions to the city.

Sterling Mayor Skip Lee presented Martin with a plaque of recognition during Monday’s City Council meeting.

“Joe serves as a great amount of institutional knowledge,” Lee said. “He is progressive. He is not afraid to speak truth to power. He does a nice job of balancing extreme views bringing people together in the middle, we are very lucky to have him continue in this role.”

Martin thanked his wife, Mary, for her support. He said it continues to be a privilege to work with great employees who move the city forward. Martin, who resides in Ward 4, cited the dedication and commitment of city employees who keep Sterling shining brightly.

Steve Berley, the former city manager, said Martin’s kindness and intelligence were the most memorable part of serving together in 1995.

“Joe as an individual represents the city of Sterling with honor, and I was privileged to not only be a city manager who worked with him, but also as a citizen of Sterling under his leadership,” Berley said.