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City of LaGrange Employee Honored for 25 Years of Service

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The City of LaGrange is honoring City of LaGrange City Clerk Sue Olson for her twenty-five years of dedicated service.

Olson received her 25-year service pin at the LaGrange City Council meeting Tuesday (6/23) night with her family by her side. 

“Sue has been a tremendous asset to the City of LaGrange team for 25 years. She’s always there when needed and never hesitates to jump in and help get things done,” said City Manager Meg Kelsey. “Like many of her co-workers, I am personally grateful for her dedication and hard work. The City is very fortunate to have great employees, and Sue is a perfect example!”

Olson started working for the City of LaGrange in January 1995 as an Executive Secretary in the City Manager’s Office. In the past twenty-five years Olson continued to move into positions of increased responsibility. Most recently she was promoted to City Clerk with responsibilities including preparing Council agendas and minutes, administrative support for the City Manager, Mayor and Council Members, preparation of resolutions and proclamation, and overseeing risk management claims. Sue has also worked part time in the Police and Information Technology Departments. Sue is often referred to as the “Voice of City Hall.”

Olson served as the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade Grand Marshal and was featured in the LaGrange Daily News column “Get to Know Your Neighbors.”

“I want to thank my City Manager Meg Kelsey for believing in me, always encouraging me and trusting me to be the City Clerk for ‘America’s Greatest Little City’, my hometown, LaGrange, GA.  I’ve worked directly with Meg for over 20 of my 25 years and she has always been there for me,” said Olson. “Of course, I can’t go without mentioning the late Tom Hall.  Mr. Hall hired me as his Executive Assistant in January, 1995, at which time John Bell was the Clerk/Treasurer.  These two great men trained me well.  Ms. Kelsey and I grew and learned together under them, and we now make a great team.  Mayor Thornton and all of my Council Members are absolutely the best, and I appreciate them making my job so much easier.  Although I can’t give the City another 25 years, I just may be here until they run me off.”

Olson loves being outdoors on West Point Lake, boating, being poolside or at the beach. She also enjoys strolling on The Thread, reading and of course UGA baseball and football.

Sue is a LaGrange native, born and raised her and a proud graduate of LaGrange High School.

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