Council Chair Ernie Martin Congratulates Kathy Vega on Her Retirement

25 06 2014

Council Chair Ernie Martin presented an Honorary Certificate to Kathy Vega yesterday at the North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting to congratulate her on her retirement after years of dedicated service to the North Shore community.

Council Chair Ernie Martin and the North Shore Neighborhood Board thank Kathy Vega for her years of service to our community and wish her the best on her retirement.

Council Chair Ernie Martin and the North Shore Neighborhood Board thank Kathy Vega for her years of service to our community and wish her the best on her retirement.

Here is the text of the Honorary Certificate:

 

Congratulating and Recognizing
Kathy Vega
For her exemplary service to the Waialua Community
and the City and County of Honolulu

Kathy Vega was born in Honolulu and graduated from McKinley High School in 1975.  Contemplating her future, Kathy knew that working outdoors and with people would be her ideal work environment.  In 1977, she was hired by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation as a building and grounds keeper for the McCully Recreation Center.

After two years on the job, Kathy and her husband, Patrick, decided that they wanted to raise their family on the North Shore, specifically in Waialua.  They purchased a home in Waialua and a year after moving there, a gym custodian and grounds keeper position opened at the Waialua District Park.  She was hired for the position and served in this position for five years.

Kathy’s work ethics and respect for her co-workers eventually helped her earn a position as a senior grounds keeper and then as a District Section Supervisor.  As a District Section Supervisor, Kathy was responsible for City parks on the North Shore from Mokuleia to Punaluu with a demanding schedule of annual surf contests, foot and bicycle races, festivals and family picnics.

Besides Kathy’s duties at the City’s Parks Department, she is also active in the community.  She and the Friends of Waialua Bandstand periodically maintain the area for concerts and special events. She also has been a volunteer for the Department of Emergency Management for the past seven years.

When word of her retirement was announced, the North Shore Neighborhood Board expressed their heartfelt wishes and congratulated Kathy Vega on her long service, hard work and devotion to our North Shore Community.

Kathy has always been a great wife, mother and grandmother and now has the responsibility of caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease.  Kathy and her devoted husband Patrick, have three adult children and five grandkids.  She leaves the City after 36 years of service and will be sorely missed by her co-workers and the community.

Therefore, on behalf of the people of the City and County of Honolulu, the Council recognizes Kathy Vega for her exceptional career of public service.  Further, the Council extends its best wishes for a happy and well-deserved retirement.

 

 


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