Photo by Marlys Barker

Nevada Mayor Jerry Gull (right), who is resigning his term early this month to pursue a business opportunity in California, shares a moment with retired Nevada police officer Dave Lilland during a reception held in the mayor’s honor Monday afternoon. Nevada city employees and residents gathered in the Nevada Senior Center to wish Gull and his family well in their new journey. Gull, who was quite emotional as he spoke to the group, said he will always consider Nevada home and will be back often to visit family in the area. He reminded the people who had gathered how special Nevada is, and to never take that for granted. Gull, who is often kidded about being long-winded and unique in many ways, wore his famous velvet red suit coat and tie to his farewell party.