Washington Twp. honored six of its employees for outstanding contributions as the annual Employee Awards of Excellence for 2019 were handed out Monday night.
The awards have been handed out since 1988, according to Township Administrator Jessie Lightle, who added that the awards were created to recognize employees who have exhibited exceptional performance.
Full-time recipients receive framed proclamations, $275 and an extra three days of vacation. Part-time employees, who are ineligible for vacation days, receive framed proclamations and $450.
“All employees have their names inscribed on plaques at four township buildings,” Lightle said.
Deputy Michael Arnett was recognized on a number of occasions for his exemplary performance in serving citizens. He has consistently achieved one of the highest rankings among deputies for the number of incidents handled, according to township officials.
Nick Banks, from Public Works, was honored for repeatedly showing that he is willing to do whatever it takes to get a job done and to do it well under extremely challenging conditions, his nomination stated.
Part-time firefighter Nick Berry’s supervisor said of he sets the gold-standard for what a firefighter should be and that he comes to work with a positive attitude, eager to work, and frequently seeks additional assignments.
As the Fire Department’s education specialist, Scott Henry is a kind and knowledgeable representative to children and adults in Centerville/Washington Twp. and provides excellent internal customer service to township departments, his nomination stated.
Also honored was part-time township employee Tim Korosei, who was rewarded for being able to work efficiently in order to handle a large number of phone calls, permits and inspections and has expanded his duties following a retirement in his department, his nomination said.
Ed Kuzminski, a full-time firefighter, was honored for being a dedicated mentor and leader for his crew members, performing exemplary work, and making it a point whenever possible to educate the public about the fire department.
In his role overseeing tools and equipment, he has outfitted two new engines, implemented standardized tool caches, and improved storage locations.
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