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


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 Visit the “Honoring Public Service” section of the Institute’s website for sample event invitation language and other ideas.

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