Shiela McGarva is recognized for her retirement during the Tuesday, Feb. 16 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting. Board Chairman Aaron Albaugh presents her with a plaque and unanimously approved proclamation.

County recognizes Shiela McGarva on retirement

Just a few weeks after the recognition of her 20 years of employment with the county, Shiela McGarva was recognized on her retirement during the Tuesday, Feb. 16 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting.

“We are here today to express our appreciation to Shiela McGarva and honor her for her distinguished career with the county of Lassen, and dedicated service to the residents of Lassen over the span of 20 years,” read the unanimously approved proclamation.

The county hired McGarva in 2001 as a senior administrative clerk for the behavioral and mental health department. By 2003, she was promoted to account technician, and in 2012 she was promoted again to the administrative assistant fiscal officer for the mental health department.

“She has been an invaluable asset to the department with her years of experience and fast knowledge,” read the proclamation.

The proclamation noted her efficiency and good working relationships.

During the meeting, some thanked McGarva and noted they’ll miss her.

Yvonne Smith thanked McGarva for her support and noted she was sad to see her go.

“I am truly going to miss you, Shiela,” added Tiffany Armstrong, behavioral health director. “I’ve known you for 20 plus years, and it’s been an honor and privilege to work with you and to learn so much from you.”

Health and Social Services Director Barbara Longo also expressed her thanks for McGarva.

“You’ve done an amazing job, you’ve been a lot of fun … we truly value you,” Longo said.

“One of her greatest pleasures in life is to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren, and now she will have time to do so,” read the proclamation.