Glenn Mauch from Dodge City was recognized Tuesday at the Older Worker Awards ceremony in Topeka with the title of Kansas' Oldest Worker. Mauch is 95.
Glenn Mauch from Dodge City was recognized Tuesday at the Older Worker Awards ceremony in Topeka with the title of Kansas' Oldest Worker. Mauch is 95. The ceremony, hosted by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Worker Task Force, honors older workers who continue to play a very important role in the Kansas workforce and economy, as well as their employers. Honorees were selected from an applicant pool that included workers age 55 and older who are employed in both public and private sector jobs, and businesses and companies that regularly employ workers age 55 and older. Mauch, who is originally from Ness City, works for Lopp Motors transporting cars from dealership to dealership and prepping them for sale. In the past he worked for Lincoln Mercury, Henry George Buick and as a mechanic at the co-op station. Mauch has lived in Dodge City since 1953 and was nominated by Jennifer Smidt. Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George, also from Dodge City, presented Mauch with his award which was given for his tenacity and fortitude. “Honoring the contributions of older workers to our state's employers and economy is important,” George said. “Older workers who remain in the labor force possess talents and experience that help Kansas businesses grow our economy. It's also important to honor employers that recognize the value of older workers by creating supportive and welcoming environments for them.” The ceremony took place in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Other awards given out included the title of Outstanding Older Worker to Joanne Supernois of Newton, and an Employer of the Older Worker Award to Ray's Apple Market in Newton.