APWA staffer made "Queen for a Day"

  Donna Cardwell: Queen for a Day

We did our best to keep her here, but Donna Cardwell, accounts payable specialist in APWA's Accounting Department, retired at the end of January after 11 years with the association.

The staff didn't let her get away quietly, though. On January 21 in a special meeting, Donna was crowned "Queen for a Day" in honor of her retirement along with the fact that she served as the "Queen of Purchase Orders" for many years. Later that day a potluck luncheon was held in her honor.

"It's been a very interesting and productive time," she said about her tenure at APWA. "I've had some excellent supervisors and my coworkers have all been great, too. And the Board of Directors has been very supportive, very friendly, and a great bunch to work with."

It just won't be the same around here without Donna distributing her red folders (containing bills and invoices) to all the staff. We'll miss you, Donna.