The Town of Sidney paid special recognition to five of it’s longtime employees on Monday night.
At a special invitational council meeting, Mayor Larry Cross and Chief Administrative Officer Randy Humble honoured five people with 25, 20 and 10 years of service with the municipality.
Only two of the five were able to attend the meeting — senior building official Jim Marshall and police clerk Ellen Paul.
Humble said their long service to the town is testament to the municipality’s efforts to engage and retain “exceptional people.”
“They have an unfettered desire to do a job well done,” he added, noting many of these employees have been a part of significant change in the community.
Paul was recognized for her 10 years of service as a police clerk.
An employee of the town, she works with the Sidney North Saanich RCMP.
Marshall, appointed a senior building official for the town in 2006, has also worked in the town’s parks department since he started work for the municipality 25 years ago.
Administrative assistant in the public works department, Cheryl Wingerter, was recognized for 20 years of service.
Having also worked for 25 years for the Town of Sidney are: Doug Lewis, head gardener, and; Dale Tweedhope, a public works crew chief.
Humble and Cross handed out plaques to those in attendance, in appreciation for their hard work over the years.
The evening’s meeting concluded with refreshments.