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A few good women retire from city service
Friday, March 27, 2015 by Jo Clifton
Mayor Steve Adler honored two retiring Municipal Court employees Thursday who between them have nearly 60 years of service to the city. Olga Delgado, who is retiring after 13 years of service at Brackenridge Hospital and nearly 20 years at Municipal Court, most recently served as administrative specialist to the Municipal Court judges, where she was known for her gracious customer service. Cheryl BonHomme was also honored for 26 years of extraordinary public service to the people of Austin. Her colleagues say she was known as a tireless worker who dealt efficiently with every project. Delgado and BonHomme follow Municipal Court Clerk Rebecca Stark into retirement. Two weeks ago, Stark accepted her own distinguished service award after 15 years as director of Austin Municipal Court and a total of 36 years in government service. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Excellence Award, which is the highest honor awarded by the Texas Court Clerk’s Association for distinguished service and extraordinary achievement. Later in 2008, Stark was named Clerk of the Year by the Texas Municipal Courts Association for her professionalism and pursuit of excellence. She was the first person to receive both awards in the same year. Also retiring March 12 was Leslie Libby, Austin Energy’s Solar Energy Services project manager. She had worked for the city for the past 23 years. Under her leadership, Austin Energy developed its solar rebate program, providing 2,100 customers with $32.5 million in solar incentives. Her friends and colleagues will gather for her retirement party at 6 p.m. today at Rising Sun Aikido, 1600 Stassney.
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