Former Beaumont Mayor Maurice "Maury" Meyers passed away Sunday at the age of 82, according to our News Partner the Beaumont Enterprise.

Meyers suffered from Parkinson's disease for the past several years.

Originally from New York, Meyers served as mayor of Beaumont from 1979-1982, and again from 1986-1990.

During his time in office, Meyers is credited with developing Riverfront Park, building a community health clinic for low-income residences, working with federal and county officials on drainage improvements, and many other accomplishments.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Broussard's Mortuary.