Mayor Don Weiss called retired Tax Collector Cathy Moon Booker a “model employee” as she was recognized Monday night for her 38 years of working for the city of Dickson. Booker officially retired on Friday and in a tearful address thanked the mayor, council and her past supervisors. Booker began working for the city in November 1974 in a temporary position in the tax collector’s office under Mayor Slayden Weaver. After six months she filled in for a worker on maternity leave before transferring to the Street Department where she worked for 19 years. In 1994 she moved to the tax collector’s office as a deputy under Peggy Mason and was named tax collector in 2002 following Mason’s retirement. “Cathy has done a tremendous job in that department,” Weiss said. Booker said she only intended to stay with the city a few months in her first temporary job and wound up staying over 38 years. “The city’s a great place to work,” Booker said. Weiss nominated Angie Brown to become the city’s new tax collector. Brown joined the city in July 2004 as a clerk in the Municipal Court and the following year became office coordinator in the tax collector’s office. Weiss said Brown has done an outstanding job as Booker’s assistant. The council unanimously approved Brown’s appointment.