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Retirement Celebration Planning: Looking for Ways to Avoid Another Rubber Chicken Dinner and a Plaque?

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This article describes how a contribution to the Institute for Local Government’s endowment fund in lieu of a gift, plaque or full-scale retirement event enables the community and the retiree’s colleagues to recognize the retiree’s public service with a contribution in his or her honor.

Contact Melissa Kuehne, the Institute’s Communications Coordinator, for more information about supporting the Institute for Local Government’s endowment 916.658.8202 or mkuehne@ca-ilg.org. Visit the “Honoring Public Service” section of the Institute’s website for sample event invitation language and other ideas.

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