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File #: RES 20-1598    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Recognizing Pattie Kelley's career with the City of Saint Paul and congratulating her on her retirement.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Recognizing Pattie Kelley's career with the City of Saint Paul and congratulating her on her retirement.

WHEREAS, Pattie Kelley grew up on Minnehaha Avenue and is a proud multi-generational graduate of Central High School; and

WHEREAS, Pattie, started her journey with the City of Saint Paul on December 15, 1980, working for the Planning and Economic Development Department until 1985; and

WHEREAS, Pattie broadened her horizons joining the City Clerk’s Office in 1985 and then became an elementary school clerk in 1990; and

WHEREAS, Pattie continued on her path of learning more and expanding her skills when she joined the Department of Public Works in 1993; and

WHEREAS, Pattie came to us in City Council Offices first in 1995, working as a Secretary Stenographer for Councilmember Janice Rettman; and

WHEREAS, when Saint Paul City Councilmember Janice Rettman became Ramsey County Commissioner Janice Rettman, Pattie returned to her old stomping grounds at the Department of Planning and Economic Development; and

WHEREAS, Pattie came back to her true home in City Council Offices in 2006 to work with Councilmember Pat Harris from 2006 to 2011 and then Councilmember Chris Tolbert from 2012 to the present day; and

WHEREAS, Pattie blossomed with pride as her son Jesse served his country overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces and she was inspired to lead the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America - a private nonprofit organization that provides support for mothers who have sons or daughters in active service as its; and

WHEREAS, Pattie’s son Jesse filled her life with more pride and joy as she became a grandmother to numerous treasured grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Pattie’s creative energies have been channeled into beautiful arts and crafts projects over the years; and

WHEREAS, we in Council Offices were able to vicariously join in the thrill of Pattie’s trip of a lifetime to Ireland; and

WHEREAS, after 40 years, Pattie is bringing her public service c...

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