BOURBON – The Bourbon Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pass a resolution to rename Third Street to Wagner Way.

The change was to honor the late Mark Wagner, who served as the town attorney for more than 32 years. Wagner passed away earlier this year at 67 years old.

On hand to receive a duplicate street sign was his wife, Jean Wagner, and son, Tony Wagner. Tony now serves as town attorney, like his father did.

Mark’s years of service began in 1985. He served with four different clerk-treasurers and 15 different council members.

Among other contributions to several communities, he served on the Bremen Park Board, WNIT Board of Directors and Ancilla College Board of Trustees. He was appointed to the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Commission by Governor Otis Bowen. It was noted during the meeting that Wagner was a supporter of youth activities, including coaching tennis in Bremen for many years and contributing to local summer reading programs and Destination Imagination teams in Bourbon.

Larry Wattenbarger, councilman, said, “Mark not only served his clients and communities with great compassion and dignity, he was also a loving husband, father and grandfather. Accordingly, it is fitting and proper, and therefore the purpose of this resolution, for the town of Bourbon to name a street within its incorporated boundaries, Wagner Way.”