Monday, January 9, 2012

There's Something About Mary...

Last week Taylorsville employees said goodbye to Mary Lund. Mary has worked for Taylorsville for 13 years and is the second employee to retire since Taylorsville became a city. She is retiring because of health reasons.






Mary worked as the Business License Clerk in the Community Development department. Then she became the Inspection Coordinator for the Building Division. Shortly after becoming the Inspection Coordinator, she tested with the International Code Council and received certification as a permit technician.


According to her direct supervisor, Patrick Tomasino, she was an amazing employee and will be greatly missed. Mary loved the challenge of learning something new that she had never done before. She said she appreciated the opportunity to be part of the UBLA (Utah Business Licensing Association.) She also said she will miss her co-workers most of all. "MarRae and I made a goal to laugh every single day," she said. 


According to MarRae Boyer, a fellow employee and friend, Mary was very athletic. "We ran a couple of races together. We were in the Lavender Days 5K in Mona and the SOJO race in South Jordan," MarRae said. In that particular race, MarRae took first place in their age group and Mary took third. The two of them even tried sailing one time and had fun laughing about the experience.




Mary is originally from New Zealand and has a beautiful accent. Patrick Tomasino said, "Don't ever make the mistake of asking Mary if she was born in Australia. She referred to herself as a "Kiwi" not an "Aussie." If you asked her if she was British, you would be in big trouble." He said that her annual visit to New Zealand produced some fresh smoked fish caught "down under."


According to Mary's co-worker, Lyle Hansen, "Mary has been my right hand for the last several years handling most all of my office needs and making my job immeasurably easier. I will sorely miss her. She is a dear friend." Lyle also loved hearing her accent and tales of her native New Zealand.


"We appreciate the many years of service that Mary has given to the city," said Mayor Russ Wall. "Her fun personality will definitely be missed."


CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT, MARY!

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