Purtee honored for 29 years in county clerk’s office.
By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.
LUDINGTON — The Mason County Board of Commissioners paid tribute to Debra Purtee during its regular board meeting Tuesday morning, March 12. Purtee, who is retiring, has worked for the county clerk’s office for 29 years and has served as chief deputy clerk since 1998.
Purtee’s duties included payroll, accounts payable, concealed weapons permits, jury board, elections, birth certificates, personal protection orders and restitution payments. She also was active in serving on a citizen’s advisory committee that was appointed by the board of commissioners to examine the county’s financial status and make recommendations in improving it.
A resolution, read by County Chairwoman Janet Anderson, stated the county board “does hereby acknowledge, with regret, Deb’s decision to retire from her position in the Mason County Clerk’s Office and offers her their best wishes in her future endeavors. Be it further resolved, that the Board of Commissioners of the County of Mason, speaking for the citizens of the County of Mason and for themselves, offers their sincere thanks and gratitude for the dedication and professionalism that she has shown throughout her career.”