Wilson of KDOT’s Liberal office recognized for 40 years of service

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Kansas Department of Transportation

Carla Wilson of KDOT’s Liberal office was recently recognized for 40 years of service to KDOT and Southwest Kansas.

Wilson joined KDOT in 1980 as a Clerk Typist II with the Liberal Area Office. Later that same year, she accepted a position as an Engineering Technician II and in 1985 was promoted to Engineering Technician III.  In 1998, she became the Office Assistant and was promoted to Administrative Assistant in 2006.

Wilson says the best part of her job is her being able to help the public and her co-workers who are like family to her.  She is especially proud of her experience as an Engineering Technician because it allows her to really be able to assist others in the office.  She also enjoys keeping in contact with her fellow KDOT employees after they leave or retire. 

Wilson graduated from Liberal High School and has lived in Liberal most of her life.  She has one daughter, three grandkids and a cocker spaniel named Wheat. 

She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, decorating, antiquing and attending auctions.  She also works part-time in the Dillon’s Floral Department, which she says allows her to use her creative energy.