Robert C. Jones dedication ceremony, reception set tonight

The Sunset Hills aldermanic chambers are being dedicated tonight — June 15 — in honor of Robert C. Jones, the city’s former attorney of 54 years who died last November.

Last March, the Board of Aldermen voted to name the chambers in his honor. The entry letters and a plaque with his image to be hung in the lobby of City Hall will be unveiled at 7 p.m.

Jones served as the attorney for the original incorporation of the city in 1957 and then as city attorney for the next 54 years.

Funds were solicited in Jones’ memory from friends, former city officials and staffers and business associates, allowing the plaque and reception to be totally underwritten by these contributions. Former Mayor Jim Hobbs personally donated the lettering over the chamber doors.

An ad hoc committee consisting of Aldermen Jan Hoffman and Pat Fribis, former Alderman Bob Brockhaus, City Clerk Laura Rider and Parks and Recreation Supervisor Herb Pyne arranged the event.