City manager hands out Excellence Awards to employees

City Manager Carl Swenson presents the Leadership award to AFSCME Local 3282 President, Walter Crenshaw. Crenshaw accepted the award on behalf of the union members, saying, "This award belongs to the members. They are the ones who elected me to lead the union, so they are the true winners of the leadership award. I'm just doing what they put me in place to do."

City Manager Carl Swenson presents the Leadership award to AFSCME Local 3282 President, Walter Crenshaw. Crenshaw accepted the award on behalf of the union members, saying, "This award belongs to the members. They are the ones who elected me to lead the union, so they are the true winners of the leadership award. I'm just doing what they put me in place to do."

During the May 2 city council meeting, City Manager Carl Swenson handed out his annual Excellence Awards to various employees.

The city manager’s Excellence Awards recognize and reward employees who have advanced the initiatives of the city in the following categories:

• Community Involvement

• Diversity

• Efficiency

• Sustainability

• Distinguished Service

• Leadership

                 

Those individuals receiving Community Involvement award, for developing the Livability Initiative, were:

• Randy Proch

• Daniel Murillo

• Melissa Sigmund

• Heather Sorden

• Briana Cortinas

• Kristina Perez

• Kirsten Hall

               

The Diversity award, for successful training and certification as a Franklin covey facilitator, went to :

• Ben Arroyo

• Heather Sorden

• Janet Ramsay

• Jason Christofferson

• Jay Davies

• Michael Wawro

• Sandra Bencic

• Stella Sheaves

                   

The Efficiency award, for the New River water system conversion, went to:

• Elizabeth Adams    

• Eddie Rodriguez    

• Tracy Dalgleish

• Brian Seisinger

• Howell Lindsay

• Yiannis Kalaitzidis

                

The Sustainability award, for the 2016 Planetpalooza, went to:

• Kelli Kincaid

• Tonia Edmundson

• Bill Moss

• Jennifer Stein

• Kristina Perez

• Mike Iverson

• Jody Latimer

• Irene Charlez

The Distinguished Service award went to Rick Marczyk in recognition for his work on the striping truck. Marczyk is known as the “Guru” of the striping truck. He has been a lead equipment operator for nearly 12 years without incident. He was also an instrumental part of the Public Works Department’s Pavement Management Program.

For outstanding leadership, the Leadership award went to Walter Crenshaw, president of the local Peoria AFSCME. Crenshaw took over leadership of the employee union during a stressful time and has brought back members to the organization. He is highly regarded for his ability to bring people to the table and work together

 

Original source: http://www.peoriatimes.com/news/article_dc7bda98-4623-11e7-a651-9b5a7628dd21.html