After working 35 years in Washington County, Aging and Disability Resource Director Linda Olson is retiring.
“My first title with the county was Senior Citizens Program Director,” said Olson. “We had four people in our office including two clerical, a benefits specialist, and the elderly nutrition director and myself.”
Over the years that Office on Aging has grown to 22 people.
Olson remembers county board members including Reuben Schmahl and Ken Mueller. “I learned a lot from them as well as supervisor George Frank who was the chairman of the Aging Committee,” she said.
Olson was recognized during this weeks 2016 Senior Conference at the Washington County Fair Park. “When we first started we had 12 vendors and held it at Cedar Ridge,” said Olson. “Today we had 81 vendors and about 340 people in attendance.
Olson’s last day will be June 8. She said she’s going to “enjoy the summer” in retirement and then figure out what to do.