Making News
10/02/2021
Council staff honoured for a millennium of service
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

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Frankston City Council’s libraries team leader, Martina Rasmussen, with CEO Phil Cantillon, is one of 60 staff who have collectively chalked up more than 1000 years’ service with the council.

They’re the Frankston City Council staff who keep on giving with no signs of slowing down. Sixty of the council’s longest serving employees have been presented with awards acknowledging periods of service from 10 to 35 years.

CEO Phil Cantillon said: “These exemplary staff members are part of a special group who have dedicated most – if not all – of their careers to Frankston City. While it’s becoming less common to see employees stay for 10 years, at council we are bucking that trend.”

Mr Cantillon said the employees had collectively given more than 1000 years of service to the community. “It’s an honour that this group has chosen Frankston City as the place to make this contribution of a lifetime.”

One of those honoured was libraries team leader Martina Rasmussen, who said she had seen many changes during her 25 years with the council, particularly in how libraries were perceived by the community and the services they provided. “I love learning and serving the community,” Ms Rasmussen said. “My aim is for every customer to leave the library in a happier state than when they came in.”

The council’s people and culture manager, Fran Boyd, said: “Of the employees recognised, seven have been with Frankston City for 25 to 35 years. We’re proud to have long-serving staff represented in a wide range of council operations and services, including arts and culture (libraries), financial and corporate planning, operations, business improvement and events.”

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