The town of Cicero has a new symbol.
A new painting of the Cicero town seal was at the town board's Feb. 25 meeting.
The new town seal depicts a horse-drawn carriage in front of the Kings Hotel. Bonnie Smith, who works in the town assessor's office, is the artist responsible for the painting.
She is also the one who redesigned the seal, which was updated last year during Cicero's 200-year anniversary celebration, said Supervisor Chet Dudzinski.
"She did a fabulous job," said Dudzinski, who added that she found the picture of the Kings Hotel, put the pieces together, and redesigned the whole thing. "Now it's on our letterheads and business cards. She's a really talented artist."
"The Kings Hotel has been a feature of the town for years," said Smith, who added that that landmark is something everyone from the town would recognize.
During the unveiling of the painting, Dudzinski said Smith didn't want any public commendations for her work.
"I wanted her to be here tonight, but Bonnie Smith is the type of person who does not like any type of recognition," he said. "So, if you happen to wander into the town hall, go into the first room on the left and say 'I think its really beautiful, thanks for doing it.'"
When asked why she was not in attendance at the meeting where her work was unveiled, Smith said, "I'm shy."
Smith, who remains modest about her talents, simply said, "It's always nice to do something special for the town you live in."