Hodges Mayor Brian Scott presents Julia Suggs with a plaque, commemorating her service to the town, during a retirement party May 9.

Manager of Hodges Senior Center retires

“I loved working for the Town of Hodges and NACOLG,” noted Julia Suggs, who started a new chapter of life earlier this year – one that doesn’t involve setting an alarm every day – when she retired.

Beginning in 2011, Suggs spent 11 years as manager of the Hodges Senior Center.

“It was a great job, and I enjoyed it – but it was time to make a change,” she explained, “so I have time to travel and spend time doing other things.”

The town presented her with a plaque “in appreciation and dedication of your 11 years of excellence in leadership and serving the Hodges Senior Center” during a retirement party May 9 to commemorate the milestone.

For Frankie Petree, friend of Suggs and former town clerk, Suggs’ career has been one of distinction.

“Julia loved working and playing with the seniors, and she made sure they were taken care of,” explained Petree. “They went on trips and had dances and lots of other activities.”

Stepping into the role now is Alison Armstrong, who worked as the town clerk during a couple of the years Suggs was managing the senior center.

“Julia is still active in center activities, and the seniors really love her,” said Armstrong. “She was an amazing manager, and I hope to be able to continue her great work.”

Suggs’ career is one Hodges Mayor Brian Scott, said has been an asset to the community.

“Julia has been a constant for the town, and her efforts over the years have not gone unnoticed,” he said. “While it is a big change for the community, we wish Julia nothing but the best in her retirement.”