Davis named Logansport Citizen of the Year for 2019

A north side man who worked in many capacities during his career is recognized today with the city’s highest honor.

John Davis has been named Citizen of the Year by Mayor Dave Kitchell. Davis served more than a dozen years in elected office. After serving on the Logansport City Council, he was elected mayor in 1983 and elected to a second term in 1987. After opting not to seek a third term, he was elected to a term in the Indiana House of Representatives.

He later transitioned to a career as an English teacher at Logansport High School where he retired after a 20-year career.

“John is known as a consummate community-minded person who serves Mass at All Saints Catholic Church, has served with the Cass County Literacy Volunteers and coached girls softball,” Mayor Kitchell said Monday. “His undying loyalty to the city and to those who know him is unquestionable. There’s a reason why he was chosen for the Logansport High School Hall of Fame. He personifies loyalty, honor and service, the three virtues upheld by the school and its alumni.”

Davis received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. He and his wife, Janet, are the parents of two grown daughters and one son.

Davis becomes the fourth recipient of the award. Previous winners are actor Greg Kinnear, Paul Kroeger and Ken Fraza.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell