At an appreciation luncheon for city employees last Friday, several employees in multiple departments were recognized for their years of dedicated service to the city of Aurora.

City Manager Jon Holmes and Mayor Rick Boyer praised each employee for their hard work over the years and thanked all the city workers for helping to make the city a better place over the past year especially.

Those honored with certificates of appreciation at the luncheon included:

Lance Eley -- five years Joe Gilmore -- five years Matthew Lindsey -- five years Kaitlin Rundell -- five years Todd Wood -- 15 years Kathie Needham -- 15 years Jason Jordan -- 20 years Donna Reed -- 20 years Orvil Maples -- 20 years Charlotte Jones -- 20 years Betty Baum -- 25 years Robert Ward -- 25 years

Holmes and Boyer also recognized Terry Ash, who is retiring after 29 years of dedicated service to the city, effective December 29.