Jefferson County Commissioners Gather to Dedicate Plaque to Former Clerk


Jefferson County Commissioners honored a clerk who worked at the courthouse for over 40 years on Thursday.

Linda Porter worked as a clerk for the Jefferson County Commissioners for 43 years until she suddenly passed away.

Family, friends, colleagues and everyone in between attended the plaque dedication ceremony for the woman who was not only known for her large and loud personality, but for her loyalty to the county and the commissioners. 

“She cared about the courthouse and the county like no one else,” Jefferson County Commissioner Dave Maple said. “It wasn’t necessarily always the people associated with it. It was the essence of the courthouse and the essense of the county and what it really stood for.”

“Nobody’s going to fill Linda’s shoes,” Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile said. “It just won’t happen.”)

Many paid their respects and reminisced of happy times they shared with Porter. Everyone from the commissioners, to Sheriff Fred Abdalla, to the daughter of a janitor can recall the amazing woman Porter was. 

The plaque will be hung to the left of the commissioners door at the courthouse.

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