Family, friends, residents and city officials attend June 8, 2022 ceremony
A memorial bench, where he would sit, was dedicated to resident Commissioner George Bayers at the Malden Housing Authority on June 8th. His family members flew in from Texas and New Hampshire for the momentous occasion. Mayor Gary Christenson, who appointed him to the Malden Housing Authority Board of Commissioners in 2013, said Bayers was kind and a rare gem, while Ward 6 Councillor Stephen Winslow looked up to Bayers as a father figure. The mainly lifelong resident had lived at the Malden Housing Authority since 1997.