Rhiannon Petris contacted us and dobbed in her mum, Ros Humphrey, who has chalked up 45 years of service for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. We hear she’s even set the record for the longest-serving council employee. Way to go, Ros!
It all began in 1975 when she and her husband bought their first house in Dromana and Ros starting work at the Shire of Mornington. Her first role was a computer operator, and because the council was so small, the staff assisted across most business units.
Throughout the 1980s, Ros worked modified hours with three small children and her very supportive husband. Ros found moving through changes in technology exciting. Then in December 1994 the shires of Mornington and Flinders amalgamated, after which Ros moved to the Rosebud office of the former Shire of Flinders and into the roles of rate collector and then revenue management.
Ros says she’s thoroughly enjoyed working in the constantly changing environment and considers herself fortunate to have served the community for so long, crediting the support of her husband and three daughters for her impressive achievement.
“I thrive in a changing environment of people, services and technology and am not yet looking to slow down,” Ros says. “I am fortunate that I have been able to work for a local employer which has given me a work/life balance close to home. I think the highlight of my journey has been the friendships that I have made along the way.”