Merrrilyn Young never expected to work at the council for 40 years

LOVED: Merrilyn Young has worked for the Meander Valley Council for more than 40 years. Her loyalty was rewarded last week, as mayor Craig Perkins thanked her for her ongoing support. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

LOVED: Merrilyn Young has worked for the Meander Valley Council for more than 40 years. Her loyalty was rewarded last week, as mayor Craig Perkins thanked her for her ongoing support. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

For 40 years, Merrilyn Young’s dedication to the Meander Valley Council has been invaluable. 

Celebrating her achievement, Mrs Young said having a job she loved made coming to work enjoyable. 

“It’s a great council to work for. They’re all very social and the mayor and everyone is very supportive of us. I don’t ever not look forward to coming to work,” she said. 

Mrs Young had her heart set on being a nurse, but at the mere age of 15, and with the full support of her parents, took a job as a typist clerk at the Deloraine Council.

“I started there in 1977, I did payroll. We amalgamated with Westbury and then I moved to records. In 2010 I became general manager’s PA,” she said. “Never did I think I’d stay this long.”

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