Whereas, Carol Rutledge began her career as a secretary and bookkeeper in 1970 for the Fulton Urban Renewal Agency; and
Whereas, through her hard work and dedication to Fulton, Carol was named Agency Director on January 1, 1992; and
Whereas, Carol Rutledge took a young Jeff Hodge under her guidance to form a team of two extremely successful grant writers for the City of Fulton, delivering millions of dollars to the neighborhoods, businesses and infrastructure of Fulton; and
Whereas, through Carols’ mentoring skills, Carol built a team that would help 135 deserving families obtain their very first homes and was instrumental in retaining 450 jobs at the former Sealright Company; and
Whereas, Carol and her team secured funding to assist with the expansion of product lines at Bird Eye Foods, helping to strengthen this longtime Fulton business; and
Whereas, through her bubbly personality and her excellent leadership skills, Carol was able to work with seven different Mayors, thereby proving her skills and dedication as a true public servant.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald L. Woodward Sr., Mayor on behalf pf this Common Council and seven administrations wish to publicly thank you not only for the contributions made to Fulton that are too numerous to mention but also for the team that you so skillfully built and left for our City. I also request that this proclamation become a permanent part of Fulton’s record and history.