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File #: 23642    Version: 1 Name: Commending and recognizing Elizabeth A. Ekola, Account Clerk II, on her retirement after more than 23 years of dedicated service as a city employee.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2011 In control: Finance Department
On agenda: 9/6/2011 Final action: 8/18/2011
Enactment date: 9/7/2011 Enactment #: RES-11-00741
Title: Commending and recognizing Elizabeth A. Ekola, Account Clerk II, on her retirement after more than 23 years of dedicated service as a city employee.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/6/20111 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/18/20111 Finance Department RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Commending and recognizing Elizabeth A. Ekola, Account Clerk II, on her retirement after more than 23 years of dedicated service as a city employee.
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WHEREAS, Elizabeth began employment with the City of Madison on January 27, 1988 as an hourly employee in Community Services; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth was transferred to the Comptroller's Office (retitled to Finance Department in 2011) as an hourly Clerk Typist I on June 16, 1988; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth was promoted to a permanent employee as a Clerk Typist I on April 2, 1989; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth was promoted to a Clerk Typist II on October 13, 1991; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth was recertified to an Account Clerk I on August 1, 1993; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth was promoted to an Account Clerk II on June 25, 2000; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth was the primary contact for low-and moderate-income residents whereby she responded thoroughly and patiently to ambulance conveyance billing questions and other inquiries; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth's friendly and caring manner will be missed by many colleagues throughout City government who had the good fortune to know and work with her; and
 
WHEREAS, Finance Department staff will miss the homemade treats Elizabeth prepared every March 16 marking St. Urho's Day; and
 
WHEREAS, in addition to her work responsibilities, she and husband Jeff Ekola still find time to travel to see their children and grandchildren; and
 
WHEREAS, Elizabeth will now have more time to continue with some of her favorite pastimes such as reading, gardening, and church activities.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Common Council join city staff to commend and express gratitude, appreciation, and sincere thanks to Elizabeth A. Ekola for her 23 plus years of dedicated service to the City of Madison and its citizens.