Thanking our outstanding employees

Published on 17 May 2017

Pat celebrated her last day as a Crossing Supervisor with her husband, sons, grandson and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb.

Mornington Peninsula Shire recently recognised our longest serving Children’s Crossing Supervisor Patricia (Pat) Hutchison, who is the second longest serving female employee of the Shire. 

Pat started with the Shire back in October 1976 as a Children’s Crossing Supervisor and has continued to keep children safe for more than 40 years.

Over the 40-year period, Pat spent much of her time as a Children’s Crossing Supervisor at crossings in Mornington on Barkley Street, Tanti Avenue and for the past nine years on Vale St, which is outside Mornington Primary School.

Sadly, Pat has decided to hang up her supervisor’s hat completing her final shift on Friday 28 April 2017.

Pat wrote in her letter of retirement, “I have enjoyed my time as a Crossing Supervisor, meeting lots of different people - students, parents and grandparents.

“While my last day will be a sad day, I will leave having made lots of memories and friends but this day will also mark a new chapter in my life of leisure”.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb said our Crossing Supervisors play an important role in our community and truly valued for their service.

“It was an honour to join Pat on her last day after 40 years! I wish Pat the best of luck for the future and thank her for commitment to the Shire and our community,” concluded Councillor Colomb.  

Pat started one year after the Shire’s and VicRoads partially funded Children’s Crossing Supervisor Scheme was established in 1975.

Mornington Peninsula Shire currently has 85 crossings in operation within the peninsula, with an additional two new crossings programmed for installation over the next financial year.

If you are interested or know someone who would like to become a Children’s Crossing Supervisor, please contact the Shire’s Children’s Crossing Coordinator, Gaylene Nixon, for an application form via 5950 1050 or gaylene.nixon@mornpen.vic.gov.au.


PICTURE DETAILS: Pat celebrated her last day as a Crossing Supervisor with her husband, sons, grandson and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb. One of her son’s – Stephen – surprised Pat by flying over from Perth where he is Chaplin in the NAVY.
(L-R):
Jacob Hutchison (grandson), Reg Hutchison (husband), Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb, Scott Hutchison (son), Pat Hutchison, Paul Hutchison (son), Stephen Hutchison (son) and Daniel Hutchison (son)