Employee Recognition

2022 semi-annual awards

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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

​​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

2022 Quarter 1 - Andy Kopydlowski, Senior Maintenance Technician
2022 Quarter 2 - Joe Hooverson, Highway Maintenance Worker 
                         - Jake Dewart, Mechanic
2022 Quarter 3 - Carol Mast, Senior Accountant

​Honorable Mentions

​​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

2022 Quarter 1 - Bud Buckau, Highway Maintenance Worker
2022 Quarter 2 - None
2022 Quarter 3 - Nikolai Timofeev, Senior Maintenance Technician

​Employee of the Year

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