Ogdensburg honors three employees with combined 95 years of experience
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 2:31 pm

By JIMMY LAWTON

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg councilors honored three employees with a combined 95 years of service at city hall Monday.

Maureen Manke, Mark Jacobs and Philip Cosmo received certificates from the New York Conference of Mayors for their service.

Mayor William Nelson said he was honored to hand out the awards to employees who bring experience and dedication to the job every day.

“They are the ones that that carry out the work load of the city and they do a fantastic job,” he said.

Maureen Manke has worked for the city for 35 years. She serves as an administrative aide at the Department of Public Works.

Mayor Nelson said she is vital the operations there and always greets residents with kindness.

Mark Jacobs has worked for the city for 30 years. He currently serves as a code enforcement officer, but also worked in the city’s home rehabilitation program for years.

Phil Cosmo has worked for the city for 30 years. He serves as comptroller and also served as interim city manager in the past.

Mayor William Nelson said the city is in good financial standing because of Cosmo’s job performance.

Nelson said the city could not place a value on the experience and dedication of these three employees.