Passing of Former Montgomery County Council Member Nancy Dacek

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Nancy Dacek, former three-term Montgomery County Council Member, died January 12, 2015, at the age of 81.

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett made the following statement:

“I am saddened by the passing of my former colleague and friend Nancy Dacek.

“For twelve years we served together on the Montgomery County Council and on the Council’s Education Committee. She was a stalwart advocate for the UpCounty region of the County and a voice for fiscal moderation and balanced growth. She was a champion for the environment and for well-planned transportation infrastructure, planning, and construction throughout the County.

“I will remember her penetrating intelligence, her matter-of-fact common sense, and her quick wit.

“She contributed enormously to the Council’s work in building a better future for all Montgomery residents, as well as serving as a leader in our Board of Elections after her Council tenure. She will be sorely missed.”

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Dacek, a Republican who served as the District 2 representative on the council, was described in a Montgomery County proclamation as an “advocate for the upcounty area.” Dacek served as the council’s liaison to the Fire and Rescue Services Department and was an advocate for recycling and the environment.

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal made the following statement:

“…Nancy was an outstanding public servant. Her decency, her common sense approach to all issues and her good humor all enriched our community. Her loving family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.”