Oglevie marks 25 years of service

COLUMBUS — Mike Oglevie observed 25 years of service with the City of Columbus on Aug. 5, 2017, and is now retiring.

He considered it a privilege to come to work at City Hall and to work with the quality City of Columbus employees who serve this community. He stated: “We are all fallen humans with strengths and weaknesses. However, as we have coached, challenged and corrected each other, today we are at a whole lot better level than we were 25 years ago.”

Oglevie worked in the human resources field since 1971 and it continually amazed him how brand new issues or “human being” problems kept cropping up.

Mike is a native Nebraskan who attended Columbus Public Schools from fourth through 12th grades then left Columbus for about 25 years. He stated: “We’ve never regretted coming back to Columbus 25 years ago.” During the 25-year hiatus from Columbus, Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College, and while in Columbus completed his master’s degree in human resources from Ottawa University.

Mr. Oglevie’s current municipal responsibilities include recruitment, benefits administration, risk management and supervisory training.

Mike’s outside interests include working with area youth at the YMCA and Highland Park Church, photography and gardening. He was also active with the Columbus Area Human Resources Association and Columbus Safety and Health Association. Carol and Mike are members of the Highland Park Church.


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