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December 29, 2013

Robin Allen named Index's 2013 Woman of the Year

Late MWFD Chief was ‘face of the community’ and a pioneer in her field

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“She was the kind of person who was very reliable, you knew she would take care of what ever the situation was, and she worked very well in her management role.

“Robin never needed guidance – she knew what to do and how to do it – and she knew what was right and she knew what was wrong.

“And she knew how to do the right thing. That is always very important. I never had to question what she was doing or why.

“Robin is certainly missed around here – and I think by everybody whose lives she touched in the community. She had a very positive personality, a very strong personality, she was a good leader and most certainly one of the faces of Mineral Wells.

“And another good thing as well is it is always good to have someone in an organization like her who people know, and a lot of people knew her. She was kind of a contact person in the community. Robin was very approachable and was a reference point to a lot of people in our community

for our organization.

“Maybe people didn’t know who to go to with a problem, but they knew Robin so they would call her.

“She was a good intermediary and a really good ambassador for this organization out in the community.

“That’s a wonderful thing to have is people like Robin who are highly regarded in the organization and also highly regarded out in the community who can really kind of be a bridge from the monolithic ‘city’ with the community. Robin, having that kind of  connection in the community, was a great thing.

“That is something that we certainly miss.”

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