Steve Noll, the retiring executive director of the Jackson County Historical Society was recognized by the Independence City Council with a proclamation at its Jan. 16 meeting.
The proclamation recognized Noll for "his insatiable love for local history and his contributions to our broader understanding of our own unfolding story."
Several JCHS board members and volunteers joined Noll for the recognition.
Noll is also being recognized by the Jackson County Legislature.
Caitlin Eckard became the new JCHS Executive Director on Jan. 1.