The city of Waxahachie is hosting a special reception and tribute this evening for retiring city secretary Nancy Ross.

The community is encouraged to stop by the Waxahachie Civic Center from 4-7 p.m. to honor Ross for her 36 years of service to the city. Special presentations are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

The reception is free of charge and open to the community.

Ross began her service with the city on May 10, 1971.

During her tenure she has recorded more than 2,600 municipal meetings while serving 13 mayors and six city managers.