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Chesterfield, MO-Monarch Fire Protection District Board meetings are ordinarily a quiet setting attended by elected officials, staff, and media. Thursday evening the Board Room was full. Elected officials, residents, and friends attended the meeting to honor a true “Community Servant”.

Royce Engel served his country with military service, served his fellow man in the private sector, and served his community as an involved citizen and spokesperson. Neighbors and friends took the opportunity to address the Board of Directors and thank Roy Engel. Director Rick Gans addressed the audience and presented an overview of his accomplishments as a “watchdog” in local politics.

The Monarch Fire Protection District was chartered in 1957. It has been led more than 58 years as a Fire District by a Board of Directors and October 1, 2015 Mr. Royce Engel was declared the first “Honorary Director” for his decades of tireless service to the community. Among those honoring Mr. Engel were Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, City Councilmember Barry Flachsbart and former City Councilmember and Citizen of the Year Jane Durrell.  The entire room offered a standing ovation for Honorary Director Royce Engel.