GREENE – Yesterday was the first Monday in more than three decades – with the exception of vacations – that Suzanne Jones didn’t go to work at the Village of Greene. The long-time village clerk/treasurer retired on Friday, after serving the municipality for 31 years.
“She’s done a fantastic job for us,” said Mayor Marcia Miller, who used words like “compassionate,” “dedicated,” “knowledgeable” and “caring” to describe the woman she says has become a close friend to her during the 21 years they have worked together.
Jones began working for the village in 1979 as deputy clerk/treasurer. In 1990, she was appointed to the village clerk/treasurer position. During her tenure she has served under five mayors, taken minutes at some 388 board meetings and worked more than 64,480 hours on the clock.
According to those who have had the privilege of working with her, including Miller, Jones has left an indelible mark on the village and big shoes for her successor to fill.
“I certainly wish her the best,” stated Village Police Chief Steve Dutcher, who said he has “thoroughly enjoyed” working with Jones over the past 7 1/2 years. “She’ll definitely be greatly missed.”