The City of Bay Minette recently held its annual Employee Recognition Luncheon which serves as a time to award the Employee of the Year, Department Head of the Year and service pins. Mayor Bob Wills …
The City of Bay Minette recently held its annual Employee Recognition Luncheon which serves as a time to award the Employee of the Year, Department Head of the Year and service pins. Mayor Bob Wills also presented the Sanitation crew with new custom shirts.
The 2022 Employee of the Year Award was shared among three individuals who spearheaded the "Shop with a Cop" and the Hour Glass Program through the Bay Minette Police Department.
In the nomination letter, Jeff Weaver, Kendrick Banks and Paul Adams were credited with the work they put into implementing these two programs which provide community outreach opportunities for the police department.
The SROs work with local school counselors to select youth to go "Shop With a Cop" for Christmas. This project provides an outlet for police department personnel to interact with young people in the community.
With its Hour Glass Program, selected youth ages 12 to 17 get the chance to take part in fun excursions like hunting and fishing, life skills sessions such as vehicle maintenance and the opportunity to meet with a tour businesses and industries.
The inaugural Department Head of the Year Award was presented to Clair Dorough of the Planning & Development Services Department. Dorough serves as the city planner and was recognized for all the hours she spent working to create new subdivision regulations which have now been adopted. This new document will help the in evaluating future projects to ensure the community receives high-quality development.
Service pin recipients included Amanda Staples, Andrew Taylor, Al Tolbert, Tyler Harrison, Dakota Melech, Kris Barkhouse and Mary Watson for five years; Jimmy Stracener and Bobby Dolan, for 10 years; Rufus Thompson for 15 years and Michael White and Kim Curry for 20 years.
Following the lunch and awards, door prizes were given out and employees also played bingo and musical chairs for the chance to win additional prizes.