At its annual appreciation breakfast held Thursday, December 2, the City of Mountlake Terrace recognized employees for years of service and notable team and individual accomplishments over the past year.
“Our employees have once again accomplished so much in 2010,” said City Manager John Caulfield. “I am impressed with the professional manner in which they have handled and adapted to the ever changing environment we must now operate in and its continued uncertainty. I salute our employees for their professionalism and thank them on behalf of the City Council and myself for their commitment and dedication to the Mountlake Terrace community and the citizens we serve.”
Police Officer Kim Berg received the highly-coveted “Employee of the Year Award” as well as being recognized for 20 years of service. Earlier this year, following a police department reorganization, Officer Berg was selected to fill the position assigned to Office of Professional Responsibility. Officer Berg implemented new processes to improve tracking of employee training and overall efficiency in processing employee training requests. Officer Berg also coordinated the 2010 Citizens Academy and Entry-Level Officer testing process. “Officer Berg’s work this past year has improved the Police Department’s overall professionalism, integrity and accountability,” said Caulfield.
Seven other individual awards were distributed to the following employees: “Customer Service Award” to Financial Technician of Utilities Billing Sharon Crandall; “Rookie of the Year Award” to Transportation Planner Peter Dane; and “Unsung Hero Awards” to Management Analyst Joie Worthen in the Police Department, Parks Facilities Maintenance Workers Barry Dolan and Floyd Garrigues, Executive Assistant Leslie Choate in Administrative Services, and Capital Projects Coordinator Peter Dressel in Engineering.
Outstanding Work or Project Team Recognitions were awarded to employees for the following: Water Meter Replacement Project, Farmers Market Project, Community and Economic Development Grants Team, Recreation Support Services Team, Vehicle Maintenance Team, City of Mountlake Police Department Training Unit, City Hall Demolition Team, and the 230th Street Reconstruction Project Team.
Several employees received a Spotlight Award in recognition of performing the more day to day duties in a manner that is above and beyond the call of duty. The event concluded with a musical performance by the Terrace Park School Choir.