Local community leader to retire after three decades of service

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The longtime director of St. Joseph's AFL-CIO has her sights set on retirement in coming months. 

Executive Director Penny Adams decided after 32 years it was time to step aside.

"She's the one that everybody remembers; is Penny Adams," said Adams' co-worker Tammy Brooks.

For three decades, Penny Adams has been answering the 24-hour help hotline, helping individuals and families in St. Joseph with any level of crisis. 

Adams said as the job continues to change each year, it was time to step down.

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