Employee Recognition

Public Works Team

Employee of the Quarter / Employee of the Year Award:

Public Works recognizes the special achievements and contributions of our employees.  Anyone can submit nominations to the appropriate division supervisor. The general criteria include, but are not limited to:  Leadership, Capability Improvement, Resources, Safety, Productivity and Courage.  All submissions are reviewed and decided by majority vote by the Awards Board.

Employee of the Quarter

2019 Quarter 1 - Antoine Leachman, Senior Maintenance Technician
​                          - Bud Buckau, Highway Maintenance Worker
​2019 Quarter 2 - Jason Peters, Highway Maintenance Worker
​2019 Quarter 3 - Joe Hooverson, Highway Maintenance Worker
​2019 Quarter 4 - Russ Saari, Senior Maintenance Technician
​                         - Brandon Fraher, Highway Maintenance Worker

​2020 Quarter 1 - Ken Wiswell, Highway Maintenance Worker
​2020 Quarter 2 - Floyd Janny, Mechanic
​                         - Jeremy Stomprude, Mechanic
2020 Quarter 3 - Jared Potter, Senior Maintenance Technician
2020 Quarter 4 - Dirk Goodman, Assistant Superintendent
2020 Quarter 4 - Terry Walkowicz, Administrative Secretary / Maintenance Technician

2021 Quarter 1 - Brad Kirkpatrick, Highway Maintenance Worker
2021 Quarter 2 - Sarah Arndt, Asset Manager / Operations Analyst
2021 Quarter 3 - Chase Robertson, Assistant Superintendent Highway Operations
2021 Quarter 4 - Antoine Leachman, Senior Maintenance Technician

​Honorable Mentions

​2019 Quarter 1 - Eric Kropf, Highway Maintenance Worker
​                         - Terry Walkowicz, Administrative Secretary / Maintenance Technician
​                         - Keith Swanson, Groundskeeper
​2019 Quarter 2 - Jeremy Jacobs, Shop Foreman
​2019 Quarter 3 - Cindy Matz, Administrative Clerk 3

​2020 Quarter 1 - Kathy Mergener, Maintenance Technician
2020 Quarter 2 - none
2020 Quarter 3 - Glen Wegner, Highway Maintenance Worker

2021 Quarter 1 - Russ Saari, Senior Maintenance Technician
2021 Quarter 2 - Dave Gross, Highway Maintenance Worker
2021 Quarter 2 - Eric Patzold, Highway Maintenance Worker
2021 Quarter 3 - Art Nelson, Mechanic
2021 Quarter 3 - Jake Dewart, Mechanic
2021 Quarter 4 - None

​Employee of the Year

​2019 - Keith Swanson, Groundskeeper 
2020 - Jared Potter, Senior Maintenance Technician
2021 - Chase Robertson, Assistant Superintendent Highway Operations

Employee of the Year - Honorable Mention

2020 - Floyd Janny, Mechanic
2021 - Antoine Leachman, Senior Maintenance Technician

Safety Awards Program:

Supervisors can nominate an employee who has contributed to department safety or a heroic act.  All submissions are reviewed and decided by majority vote by the Awards Board.



Refer to Policy Brief entitled:  Employee of the Quarter/Year - Safety Awards Program