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Edmond city clerk decorates her splint for retirement

Edmond City Clerk Nancy Nichols showed up for her retirement celebration with Christmas decorations highlighting her injured leg. She is retiring after 28 years with the city.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 22, 2012
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Nichols first worked as a temporary employee for the city after the oil bust in the 1980s.

“I am totally overwhelmed,” Nichols said after Mayor Charles Lamb read a citation from members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. “When I took the job as a Kelly Girl in 1984 for three weeks, I never ever believed I would have a 28-year career here.”

The mayor said he worked with Nichols for 20 of her 28 years with the city.

Lamb credited her for leading the city's fight to get Congress to forgive a $10 million debt the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers claimed Edmond owed on water payments at Arcadia Lake.

“Nancy Nichols is professional, flexible and adaptable,” Lamb said.

Nichols has contracted to continue lobbying for the city for the next year.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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