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City recognizes employee for 30 years on staff

On Thursday night, the LaGrange City Council recognized Public Works Executive Secretary Camille Shelnutt for 30 years of service to the city.

Shelnutt was hired by the city in October 1989 as a clerk-typist in the city’s streets department, and in April 1991, she was promoted to dispatcher for the public works department. 

Finally, in 1995, she was reclassified as an executive secretary due to the addition of curbside trash pickup.

“I enjoy my job and enjoy working with the public, the citizens of LaGrange,” Shelnutt said. “I appreciate the opportunity.”

Shelnutt was recognized for her ability to help callers calm down while getting the information to handle the complaint.

“She’s done a really great job with the customers and having to deal with all the guys over there makes it especially tough,” said Public Services Director Dion Senn. “She has done a great job for us and hopefully will continue to do so. Hopefully, she’ll stay for many years to come.”

Shelnutt’s husband, Wayne, joined her at the council meeting for the recognition.