Evanston officials honored some of the city’s longest-serving employees at Monday night’s City Council meeting, awarding certificates and service pins to those who’ve been on the job 25 years or more.
The workers honored included:
Administrative Services Department
- Kathy Brown, payroll/pension administrator, 30 years.
- Patricia Ford, payroll manager, 30 years.
- Rickey Voss, parking manager, 30 years.
- Michael Adam, fire captain/paramedic, 35 years.
- Dave Arreguin, fire shift chief, 30 years.
- William Betke Jr., fire captain, 35 years.
- Wayne Coleman, firefighter, 30 years.
- Scott Hargreaves, firefighter/paramedic, 30 years.
- Norman Henderson, firefighter/paramedic, 25 years.
- Gregory Klaiber, fire chief, 25 years.
- Mayda Figueroa, secretary, 25 years.
- Noel Kirsch, librarian, 35 years.
- Lorraine Stringfellow, library assistant, 25 years.
Parks/Recreation and Community Services Department
- Roy Conley, facilities maintenance worker, 35 years.
- Janice Brown, Pre-School Instructor, 30 years.
- Carolyn Wharton, clerk, 25 years.
- Thomas Devine, police officer, 35 years.
- Madonna Grove, police officer, 30 years.
- Thomas Guenther, police commander, 25 years.
- John Skrip, police officer, 30 years.
- Kathryn Thomsen, executive secretary, 25 years.
- Barbara Wiedlin, deputy chief, 25 years.
Public Works Department
- William Doby, public works maintenance worker, 30 years.
- Gerald Franklin, public works maintenance worker, 25 years.
- Patrick Leahy, water service worker, 25 years.
- James Murzyn, water plant operator, 25 years.
- David Stoneback, director of utilities, 25 years.
Above: Fire Chief Greg Klaiber receives his 25-year pin from Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz.