Mohave County Probation Department staff, friends and families gathered at the Juvenile Detention Center to honor long-time Supervisor Elaine Riegner Thursday on her retirement.
Riegner has been with the facility for 16 years. She has been a supervisor since 2000.
"Elaine Riegner began her employment when our detention center was a 15-bed facility originally designed to hold eight juveniles," said Chief Probation Officer Darrell Reeves. "Throughout the years, whether Ms. Riegner was working in an outdated, overcrowded facility or a new, spacious state-of-the-art facility, her devotion and commitment to this organization has remained the same," he said. "She has been consistently fair, honest, hard working and invested in the future of our youth."
Riegner earned the distinction of being Probation Department Detention Officer of the Quarter and Detention Officer of the Year during 2008.
Reeves presented a plaque to Riegner.
Riegner said she hopes to do some traveling.
"I have grandkids I don't get to see enough," she said.
She isn't worried about the center, as she has been preparing to make sure things go well after her departure.
"I've been working on that for a few months," she said. "I'm good to go."
Congratulations Elaine! You worked so hard for many years serving the county's detained youth. You did so with fairness, concern, and kindness. Thank you! Enjoy your retirement years. They are well deserved!