Company: Conway Sanitation Department
Years of Service: 5
Comments: City of Conway employees are mourning the death of Cheryl Harrington, 50, of Cleveland, Arkansas, who died Thursday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Harrington, director of the Conway Sanitation Department, started her career with the city in May 2003, taking over the department at that time.
She was the first woman to lead the department and, after years of service, earned honors as Department Head of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
Harrington also worked as director of Faulkner County Solid Waste Management and was a member at First Baptist Church of Center Ridge, where she taught a Sunday class and was director of finance.
Mayor Tab Townsell said he was proud to call Harrington his friend and that she will be missed.
“She was an inspiration to be around,” he said in a statement. “As a witness to her life, I can say she made my life better, The City of Conway had no bigger supporter. She was proud to be our co-worker.”
Rebecca McHughes, administrative
We will not forget you, Cheryl Harrington.
Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who have served by our side. Whether on the garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the employees of our industry serve important roles and are very special people. As we remember this fallen hero of the waste industry, we join with their family and co-workers to honor their service.