Retiring city clerk provided superior service to public

Professional journalists cross paths every day with elected officials and appointed officials who sometimes have a desire to see their name in headlines or who have an agenda of putting their personal interests above those of the public they’re supposed to serve.

But for every one of those unsavory characters, there are dozens of hard-working, honest employees providing superior service to the public each and every day in municipalities, school districts and other types of local government.

Retiring Crestwood City Clerk Carol Schneiderhahn is one of those hard-working, honest employees who has provided superior service to Crestwood residents for more than 23 years. She announced in October that she planned to retire before the end of the year.

Mrs. Schneiderhahn first came to work for the city of Crestwood on Jan. 5, 1981, as an administrative secretary for the Department of Public Works. Slightly more than two years later — Feb. 22, 1983 — she was named city clerk and over the years has done an outstanding job of serving the city and its residents.

At her last Board of Aldermen meeting last week, Mrs. Schneider-hahn was presented with a resolution honoring her accomplishments and service to the city since 1981.

The resolution noted that the city clerk “is a vital part of the daily operations of a city, providing assistance and information to residents, staff, elected officials and other individuals.”

During her tenure as city clerk, Mrs. Schneiderhahn has participated in various organizations to promote the skills of city and municipal clerks and she has earned recognition from the International Institute of Munici-pal Clerks, according to the resolution.

The resolution concludes by stating, “Now, therefore be it resolved by the mayor and Board of Aldermen of the city of Crestwood, Mo., and on behalf of the citizens of the city of Crestwood, that Carol Schneiderhahn is hereby publicly recognized and offered this symbol of deep appreciation for her history of service to the city of Crestwood, its residents, visitors and others.”

In our dealings with Mrs. Schneider-hahn over the years, we always found her to be extremely polite and professional. She will be missed.

We wish her a long and happy retirement.