Langford hands out golden 10-year pins

Staff and council members who hit the decade mark earn long-term service award pins.

Lillian Szpak and Matt Sahlstrom earned gold pins for a decade of serving Langford city council.

Staff and council members who hit the decade mark earn long-term service award pins.

“I think it’s been a real privilege to serve on this council,” said Szpak. “When I first started it was a real sharp learning curve.”

Szpak said she knew the pin would come but it was a still a surprise to be honoured with the pin she will wear to council meeting and other special council functions.

“I am deeply touched by it, I value it,” she said.

Sahlstrom is also pleased to have earned the coveted pin and is proud of Langford.

Not only is he raising his family here, he grew up in the Thetis Heights neighbourhood.

“Being on council I have learned that things don’t happen over night, but in Langford things do happen,” Sahlstrom said. “I am happy to have helped build Langford into what it is today.”

Both were elected in 2002.