A resolution approved Wednesday by Macon City Council’s Employee Development and Compensation Committee said it all: Leah Tinsley, it noted, “probably never dreamed that she would work for the City of Macon for sixty years, much less that it would be in the same department.”
To honor her decades of employment, which ended with this month’s layoffs, the city will mount a plaque at City Hall.
Human Resources Director Ben Hubbard said an employee becomes eligible for a plaque after 40 years with the city. Paid for by a fund established by the council, the plaque is unveiled after the employee’s retirement. The wall now holds 34 such plaques. Four of them honor employees who worked more than 50 years. Tinsley will be only the second with 60 years. The last, Charles Hawes Humphreys, worked as an electrical engineer from 1890 to 1950.
The committee approved a resolution honoring Tinsley, sponsored by Councilmen Ed DeFore and Charles Jones. It must be approved by the full council and the mayor to become official.