Gibbons wants to remember long-serving members of council.
In the past, members who were not re-elected for council or mayor were not recognized for their efforts (it was only for those retiring from the position).
The new mayor and council are changing the protocol.
"I think it's very important for everyone to understand and appreciate the efforts and the time commitments that each of the members have made to the community," said Gibbons CAO, Farrell O'Malley. "They dedicate a lot of time, energy, resources and time away from their family for the betterment of the community."
Acknowledged members will receive a plaque, gift and have the opportunity to receive special town memorabilia at a discounted price.
With the old stipulations, Ed Parsons, who served the community for 19 years and wasn't re-elected, wouldn't have been recognized.