Gazette News Report
XENIA – Xenia water treatment employee Carolyn Fankell retired May 31 after more than 16 years of service.
Over the course of her career she was assigned numerous tasks, ranging from performing laboratory functions in accordance to Ohio EPA requirements to industrial and landfill monitoring.
“It’s a pleasure to know Carolyn and I hope all the years ahead are full of great joy and relaxation,” said City of Xenia Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Ed Walker.
Fankell first began working for the City of Xenia in the Wastewater Division as a plant operator and lab technician from September 1985 until March 1991. She returned to the City of Xenia Public Service Department in October 1999 as a water treatment operator I. During the course of her employment, Fankell successfully passed the exams to obtain her water supply class I operator, lab technician class I, and wastewater class II licenses. Because of her lab experience at the water plant and previous wastewater lab experience, she transferred to the Wastewater Lab technician I position in November 2003.
Fankell is a graduate of Xenia High School and received her associate’s degree from Sinclair Community College.
Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.