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Carol Benner to retire

After 34 year of service to the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, Program Administrator Carol Benner will be retiring on Dec. 31.
Benner began her career as a summer intern in 1977.


“I really never expected to stay, but things felt right and I really enjoyed the job because there was always something different happening throughout the year,” she said.
Her first duties included field surveying and technician work like plotting up topographic maps for landowners doing drainage projects. From there, she became administrative assistant doing booking keeping, education and PR work. After the retirement of Program Administrator Mike Buhrow, she was promoted to that position.
“I’ve had great mentors over the years that have taught me valuable lessons,” Benner said.
The Ottawa SWCD board and staff invite you to stop in and wish Carol well from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Ottawa County Ag Complex, 240 W. Lake St., Oak Harbor.

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