Washington Parish Library’s Etta Magee Retires After 30 Years

Published 3:22 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

WASHINGTON PARISH, La. — Mrs. Etta Magee is retiring after a distinguished career of more than 30 years as the Assistant Director of the Washington Parish Library. Parish President Ned Thomas recognized her for her dedicated service during the recent Parish Council meeting held on December 4th. He presented her with a proclamation to honor her outstanding contributions.

At a meeting, the administration under President Ned Thomas and the Parish Council expressed their gratitude towards Mrs. Magee for her significant contributions to the library and the community. They recognized her tireless efforts and unwavering commitment and praised her positive influence on the institution and the broader community. The appreciation was unanimous and reflected the profound impact that Mrs. Magee had made in the area.

On Saturday, December 9th, a retirement celebration was held to honor Mrs. Magee’s retirement milestone. The event was attended by Library staff, Library Board members, friends, and family. Attendees shared their personal reflections during the event and expressed their gratitude towards Mrs. Magee and her family. Many highlighted the significant impact Mrs. Magee had on their lives.

Although bidding farewell is always difficult for those who have worked alongside her, all attendees agreed that Mrs. Magee’s upcoming retirement is well-deserved. They wished her a peaceful and enjoyable retirement, which will officially begin in January 2024.

Mrs. Magee has served at the Washington Parish Library for three decades, leaving an indelible mark on the institution and the community it serves. She has been dedicated to her work and has provided excellent service throughout her tenure. With her departure, the Library and the community will miss her leadership, but her legacy of commitment and excellence will remain.