Barry County citizens will have the opportunity to thank Barry County Assessor June Smith for over four decades of service during a reception being held in her honor on Friday, Aug. 21.
Smith is retiring on Sept. 1 after two terms as assessor. Prior to her election to the office in 2001, Smith worked as deputy assessor from 1967 to 2000.
"As of Aug. 31, June will be concluding her service, valuable knowledge and outstanding dedication to Barry County," said Sherry Sears, newly elected Barry County assessor who will be succeeding Smith. "We would like to extend a warm welcome and encourage citizens to join with us in honoring June."
The reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the Barry County Courthouse, located on the downtown square in Cassville.
The event is hosted by the Barry County Commission, county officeholders and employees.