Ogdensburg City Council honors several city employees
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:55 pm

Ogdensburg firefighter Ray LaRock, who has served 30 years with the department, was honored, along with several other longtime city employees, at the city council meeting Monday.

By JIMMY LAWTON

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg City Council honored several city employees for multiple decades of service Monday, including City Clerk Kathy Bouchard, who will retire December.

Bouchard has severed as city clerk for 30 years and has been praised by city officials, department heads and residents alike. Mayor Wayne Ashley said he wished she could continue to work for the city and that she will be missed next year.

Also honored were firefighters Blair Roethel, who has served the city for 35 years, and Ray LaRock, who has served 30 years.

Department of Public Works employees Joseph King, who served for 30 years, and Scott Williams, who served 25 years, were also honored.

Each of the employees received certificates from the New York Conference of Mayors and Congresswomen Elise Stefanik. The certificates were presented by Ogdensburg City Council.

In a letter to the mayor, NYCOM provided the following statement regarding the awards.

‘Since 1961, the Conference of Mayors has annually honored public officials who have served a single community for twenty-five years or more by awarding them a "Certificate of Public Service."

The privilege of presenting the actual certificate is reserved for each municipality, thereby affording you the opportunity to extend recognition and appreciation to the individual officials with whatever formality you consider appropriate.

The Conference of Mayors is pleased that you, along with many other municipalities, have chosen to honor these individuals. We join you in congratulating these municipal officials who have dedicated themselves to public service,” the letter said.