Knowing Bullett's fondness for golf, the council eschewed the usual card to present her with a bucket of personalized golf balls with messages of farewell from her council colleagues, clerks and Mayor Richard Alcombright.
"Nancy has been a good member, a hard working member," said Alcombright. "She shows up at every committee — whether she's part of it or not. What's good is that makers her always prepared."
The mayor described her as making informed and thoughtful decisions, never shooting from the hip, during her four terms on the council. He also pointed to her involvement with other committees and boards, including serving on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Traffic Commission and Windsor Lake Recreation Commission, as well as becoming involved in the Hoosic River Revival.
"Her passionate leadership on the Windsor Lake Commission over th last three or four years has been exemplary," Alcombright said. "Some of the things that have happened have been because of her will."
He may miss her on the council and on the committees, but would definitely miss her as a friend, he said.
Council President Benjamin Lamb, in presenting Bullett with her parting gift, said she reminded him of the story he'd heard of planting date palms. The palms take 100 years to fruit, so the person who plants it and generations that follow may never see the result of that planted seed.
"So you're clearly planting that date palm out of care for the future," he said. "I think the seeds you've planted in here in North Adams over your time here in the community and everything you've been involved in will show fruit for generations to come. ...
"Thank your from myself and the community for planting a whole bunch of seeds."
Bullett said, "it has been a privilege and a pleasure to have served on the council, to have made friends with folks in the community."
She said she hoped to have instilled a desire for public service in her children and grandchildren, who were staying here.
"I can't say anymore," Bullett said, wiping away a tear.
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