Working her last board meeting before her retirement was Joan Lyke, management assistant at the DDA. Board member Leah Gunn read aloud the resolution honoring Lyke’s service, highlights of which included the fact that she’s served the DDA for nearly two decades, a stretch that covered nearly four dozen different DDA board members. Lyke was the sole staff member during the transition period between DDA director Reuben Bergman and Susan Pollay – a period when Gunn chaired the DDA board. In response to an email query from The Chronicle after the meeting, Gunn wrote about Lyke during that time: “She was my rock.”