Ruth Swallow, who began working for the City of Maplewood 25 years ago, was recognized for her service at the city council meeting on Tuesday.
Maplewood city manager Marty Corcoran hired Swallow as a telephone receptionist on Oct. 12, 1987. She was appointed acting court clerk in May 1988 and remained there until July, 1993.
She then accepted a position with the Maplewood Police Department as a dispatcher, and in May, 2000 became the police secretary.
In 2005, she was once again appointed the court administrator and still remains in the courts.
Maplewood mayor James White read a proclamation recognizing her service at the council meeting on Tuesday.
She was joined at the meeting by her daughter, Elizabeth Wisnewski and her son, William Wisnewski.