How many employees can claim they started work during Henry Mills’ reign as general manager?
She has worked under nine general managers and currently holds the record at Metropolitan as the longest working female at the district with almost 50 years of service.
She fondly recalls working with former General Manager Evan “Griff” Griffith, who lived up the street from her home, and delivering his country music tapes to friend Carl Boronkay who succeeded Griff as general manager.
started in the summer of 1969 as a junior clerk in purchasing. Throughout her time at Metropolitan, she has coordinated travel for the district and provided administrative support for multiple board letters. She currently works as an administrative analyst in the IT department.
When asked what made the organization unique, she responded, “The people. Metropolitan has been like a family.” She described how her daughter often visited her at the office, co-workers attended her wedding and supported her when her mother fell ill.
has been to countless get-togethers with her co-workers, celebrating holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations, retirements, and even a few memorials.
She finishes many of her stories with the following good advice: “Be nice to everyone because in the end, it’s the people who really matter.”
not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite activity is traveling with her granddaughters Zayleigh (5) and Delanie (4). The family plans to take a cruise to the Caribbean this winter and a tour of Europe next year.