Marshall County Commissioners Honor Retired School Employees in Moundsville

Photo by Drew Parker Marshall County commissioners honor retired school employees Tuesday. From left are Commissioner John Gruzinskas, West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees member Linda Snodgrass, Commission President Bob Miller, retirees’ association members Pam Schimmel and Myrtle Garten and Commissioner Scott Varner.

Marshall County commissioners honored retired school employees in the area on Tuesday.

During their regular meeting, commissioners heard and accepted a proclamation read by Linda Snodgrass of the Marshall County chapter of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees. Earlier this month, Gov. Jim Justice proclaimed Sept. 24-30 as West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees Week, which will also be celebrated locally.

The retirees’ association, founded in 1957, is a volunteer organization with more than 28,000 members. According to Snodgrass, it is the only organization representing all retired school employees. Snodgrass said the association is divided into six regions with active units in 52 of 55 counties.

“The Marshall County Association of Retired School Employees is very active in our county, meeting regularly and contributing to various organizations such as the Marshall County Animal Shelter, the Salvation Army food drive, Mound View and Cameron assisted living facilities, the Marshall County Back to School Fun Fair and the YWCA domestic abuse shelter,” Snodgrass said.

Commissioners also approved two new hires for the county. Jeff Johnson will start this month as a part-time emergency medical technician for the Marshall County Emergency Medical Service, while Mark Baker was hired for an administrative role with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

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