I need to start by saying that I do not live or pay taxes in Gloversville but feel the need to write this letter about its current mayor, Dayton King. His character and devotion to helping and making improvements to the community cannot be disputed.
I knew Dayton as the little brother of Joe King when I was growing up in Northville. After many years, we have become reacquainted by both of us participating in events within the community.
First, while I was coaching the Mayfield girls seventh-grade basketball team, he was a huge help in coordinating a fundraiser for his niece, Anna King, who was a former student in Mayfield.
Secondly, his support of the Upstate Elite Basketball League has been appreciated by those of us who love the game of basketball. Along with Harley Fuller, he helped re-establish a basketball court at Darling Field as a place where families can go to play and/or watch outdoor basketball.
Mr. King is a family man with a heart and desire to make this community better for present and future generations.