As 2012 came to a close, Marion County Clerk Carol Maggard and Parkside Homes CEO Lu Janzen both retired from their respective positions after lengthy tenures of service.

Elected as clerk, Maggard has been the county?s lead administrator for the past 16 years after starting her career in 1985 as an office worker. Working largely behind the scenes, Maggard has provided significant direction for the office staff and facilitated the work of the county commissioners and boards.

Janzen, meanwhile, has been involved in the care of older adults since 1970. Her passion for the dignity of older adults has kept Parkside Homes on the cutting edge of innovative care and broadened her impact statewide.

We thank both women for their hard work to make Marion County a better place to live. ?DR

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