Public Works to honor its highest performing employees March 20

Each month, Public Works employees have the opportunity to recognize a coworker for exceptional work or service to the public. At the conclusion of the year, these monthly award recipients are then considered for one of Public Work’s annual High Performing Employee Awards.

This year’s annual award presentation is Tuesday, March 20. On that date, the department will present its 2011 year-end awards for customer service, safety, leadership, innovation or outstanding performance. Awards can be presented to individuals or to teams of employees who worked on a particular project.

Since the award program’s inception in 2005, this program has honored 475 Public Works employees for outstanding work.

Listed alphabetically below are the employees who have been honored with a monthly recognition award sometime during 2011 and are now under consideration for the 2011 year-end award. (Watch the March 28 issue of Minneapolis Matters for the winners of the annual award as well as a description of all the monthly award winners’ contributions.)

Monthly 2011 award honorees

Scott Bagley
John Beetsch
Al Birr
Aaron Boettcher
Robert Boychuk
Angela Brenny
Judy Brown
Jim Buesing
Mark Burke
Michelle Chavez
Rick Ditty
Brenda Erickson
John Felling
Stephen Ferraro
Millicent Flowers
Nora Gallagher
Thomas Gideo
James Gill
Danielle Hammond
Andrai Harris
Bob Hayhurst
Tina Hebner
Christopher Hemming
Donald Hintz
Laura Hulke
Josh Johnson
Kenny Jones
Jennifer Jordan
Nancy Josie
Scott Kelly
Jason Kugel
Dean Kullhem
Deborah Kullhem
Larry Leaks
Robert Leckey
John Leitschuh
Michael Levitt
Timothy Lundberg
Stephanie Malmberg
Robert Mathews
John McCarthy
Mary Ann Melvin
Ted Miller
Louis Morgan
Larry Myers
Steve Nordmarken
Jerry O’Campo
Theodore Oscarson
Jim Ronning
Janice Saegner
Richard Schwerke
Mike Shockency
Jennifer Smith
Keith Stritesky
Troy Thoreson
Chris Trembath
Lamond Turner
Donald Wajda
Stephen Warnke
Latana Wegner
Charles Westerman
Frank Zaragoza

Published Mar. 14, 2012