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Lethbridge city clerk calling it a career after nearly 40 years

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Lethbridge’s long time City Clerk is retiring.

After nearly 40 years working for the City, Aleta Neufeld is calling it a career. She was recognized for all her work at the start of this week’s City Council meeting.

Neufeld told Council it truly has been a pleasure to serve the community.

“Regardless of how best to describe this roll, what I know today is how much I’ve loved being the city clerk for this organization. What will stand out in my mind and heart as I look back is the people I’ve had the privilege to work with.”

Neufeld has spent the last seven years of her job working with the City as Clerk.

Besides providing information to council and organizing meetings, one of the other jobs that Neufeld has been responsible for is being the returning officer for civic elections.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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