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|Jolla retirement reception Dec. 13|
A retirement reception honoring George Jolla Jr., longtime operator-manager of the Concordia Parish Sewer District No. 1, is slated Thursday, Dec. 13, from noon to 2 p.m., at the district's office on the corner of Doty Road and Mack Moore Road in Ferriday.
The public is invited to attend.
Jolla's retirement is effective Dec. 15.
Born in this area, Jolla attended school here before serving in the U.S. Army as an E-4 specialist in Germany. He returned to Ferriday to rear his seven children while working at the Diamond National plant in Natchez.
Later, he became a teacher and a Ferriday firefighter for many years before taking on the construction of the Concordia Parish Sewer District No. 1 in 1998.
Board members and friends say his dedication and determination to do a good job for 24 years have made possible the successful operation of the district. Jolla has been involved in creating, organizing and managing the office as well as leading field operations that have included construction of 28 lift stations.
He's also handled the many tasks involved in complying with federal, state and local regulations all with budget constraints.
In 2006, Jolla received "Wastewater Operator of the Year" for "Outstanding Operation and Maintenance" in the state from the Rural Water Association. This is one of many achievements Jolla has attained in the wastewater treatment profession.
He is a top-level certified operator through the state and California State University.
Upon Jolla's retirement, Dutch White Jr., who has worked with Jolla for the past eight years, will become operator of the district, David James will serve as field technician and Debi T. Duncan will serve as administrative assistant.
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