“Highlight of my career . . . “ “Personally rewarding . . .” “Lifelong friendships . . .” These are some of the phrases Gayle Robertson, Research Support Manager/Contract Administrator for the Iowa Cancer Registry, used to describe her service on University Staff Council. Gayle has been at the University of Iowa for 35 years. She is currently wrapping up the third year of her second term on the University Staff Council, and is the Organizational Representative for the College of Public Health. In her time as a Staff Councilor, she served on the Human Resources Subcommittee for five years, and is currently the Chair of the Outreach Committee. She also serves on the governing board of Staff Council, the Executive Committee. We asked her to share her experiences and offer some advice to new staff councilors and those Professional & Scientific Staff and Merit Supervisory, Exempt and Confidential Staff who might consider serving on the University Staff Council.