Renee Gardner recognized for 30 years of service smallPress Release

February 2, 2020 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - During the council meeting on January 21, 2020, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and the City Council presented Municipal Court Director Renee Gardner with a Certificate of Recognition for her 30 years of dedicated service to the city.

"I moved to Alabama in 1982 and to Orange Beach in 1984,” Gardner said in the city employee newsletter. “I started working for the City on December 8, 1989, and was officially put on the payroll January 2, 1990.  When this job opened up, I was the legal secretary of the first Municipal Judge. So it was a good fit for me."

Gardner said she has always loved working with other city employees, the judge, prosecutors, and attorneys.  “This isn't a job that makes many people happy when they leave, so when you get a ‘thank you’ and a smile, it is a nice feeling."

"When asked about Orange Beach, I always say this is the best place to raise children” Gardner said. “I raised my son here. He had the opportunity to play sports, go to a wonderful school with great teachers, enjoy beautiful beaches, and feel completely safe. When I first started working here, Orange Beach was the best kept secret. It is still a beautiful, quaint, small-town feeling city. The amenities and services are hands down the best anywhere. You can sleep easy knowing that Orange Beach Police Department and Fire Department will be there in a matter of minutes if you need them. I love my job and this City."