Source: Sam Wildow | Piqua Daily Call
PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission honored a longtime resident and former employee during their meeting on Tuesday evening.
Mayor Kazy Hinds honored long-time resident Edna Stiefel for being named the 2017 Miami County Senior Citizen of the Year. Hinds noted how Stiefel is an active community member and volunteer, including participating in Mainstreet Piqua, Taste of the Arts, Friends of the Piqua Parks, the park board, and more.
“On behalf of your city, we thank you for the good work and we celebrate you being our wonderful Miami County Senior Citizen,” Hinds said.
The commission also issued a resolution of appreciation for the public service of Elaine Barton, former human resources director with the city. Barton worked for the city for over 15 years.
“This commission tenders its unanimous and respectful tribute by this resolution, which shall be a matter of public and permanent record,” Hinds said.
Barton thanked the commission and said it was her pleasure and her privilege to be the human resources director. “I have worked with an amazing, amazing group of people, and I’m going to miss all of you,” she said. “I’m going to go fishing now with my husband, so maybe I’ll be back.”
Huff also commended and thanked Barton for her work at the city.
“I appreciate the knowledge that she shared with me,” Huff said. “We’ve been very fortunate to have her with us over the past few years.”