Montgomery County honors Coddington, Prill

From left, Montgomery County District 2 Legislator Brian Sweet, retired Glen supervisor Larry Coddington, and Montgomery County Chairman Robert Headwell. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Frisch)

FONDA — Two were honored for their services to Montgomery County during the Legislature’s regular meeting Tuesday.

Lawrence Coddington, retired town of Glen supervisor was honored for his 12 years of service — stemming over three decades — to town residents; and Patricia Prill, retired Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer, was honored for her service to this country as a Veteran of the U.S. Army and 30 years of employment with Montgomery County.

According to the proclamation, Coddington was first sworn in as Glen supervisor in 1984 and recently retired in December.

Throughout his time as supervisor, Coddington had many achievements.

His most notable achievement was assisting the community during the floods of 2013.

Montgomery County District 5 Legislator Daniel Wilson, left, Patricia Prill, Chairman Robert Headwell. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Frisch)

Coddington also served as the chairman of the Education and Government Committee as well as promoting the passage of Montgomery County’s Charter.

The proclamation states, “Whereas, Mr. Coddington will be remembered for his wisdom, fairness and the supervisor the residents could depend on.”

According to the proclamation, Prill is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Women’s Army Corps. She also served as Veterans Service Officer since Sept. 2, 2014.

Prill retired from the Treasurer’s Office in 2010. Then, in 2012, worked part-time for the county as a clerk typist and senior clerk typist in the Veteran’s Service Agency. Prill was appointed to full-time Veterans Service Officer in 2014 and became full-time Director Veterans Service Officer in 2016.

Prill has also earned accreditation through the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers and attended various training seminars to further her knowledge and education in Veterans Affairs.

The proclamation states, “Ms. Prill fully understands the need for strong advocacy for our Veterans and her passion and dedication has shown through her strong character, morals, ethics and unselfish service to honor and assist our Veterans, whether it be through countless hours of casework to obtaining medals deserved by our Veterans.”

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