8/8/17 – The Beaver Dam Common Council recognized the former mayor at their meeting last night. Tom Kennedy was presented with a resolution commemorating his tenure. Kennedy says that he was honored to serve the city and was pleased to serve the community. The Beaver Dam-native says he wished his parents were alive to see him elected because they would have never thought he would become mayor. Kennedy began his career in Beaver Dam in 1988 working in the city’s engineering department and was elected mayor in 2008. He also served ten years as a volunteer firefighter.