Normal's first and so far only female mayor will be remembered at a memorial service today. Carol Reitan passed away early last month at the age of 83. Her accomplishments can still be seen throughout the community today, including numerous organizations and the city-manager style of local government. Dave Anderson was the first city manager under Reitan, and says Reitan was an understanding mayor.
"Carol was the type of individual that, if someone didn't agree with her, she would listen to their point of view and then maybe say with a very straight face, 'well, I think you're wrong.' But that was the strong point of her. She could disagree but not be disagreeable."
The memorial service is at the conference center named after Reitan at the Uptown Marriot.
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