Urbandale to name trail after Layton

Wichita’s in-coming city manager, Robert Layton, is an avid runner. So when his bosses on the Urbandale City Council sent him off at his last council meeting Tuesday, they decided to name a proposed trail after him, according to a story in The Des Moines Register.

The story says:

State Sen. Brad Zuan, who worked with Layton when he was Urbandale mayor, also presented him with a certificate of recognition for outstanding service from Iowa Gov. Chet Culver and Lt. Gov. Patty Judge. The Iowa Senate and Iowa House also passed resolutions recognizing Layton for his year of service.

“I think most people are here just to make sure I’m leaving. Some of whom told me that as recently as now,” Layton joked. “I want to thank those who took a chance on a 28-year-old assistant city manager from Des Moines who thought he had all the answers but quickly realized he did not.”