On Friday, December 20, City of Granbury hosted its annual employee awards luncheon at the Lake Granbury Conference Center. During the event, City Manager Chris Coffman recognized several employees for specific honors and milestone years of service. See photos of the award recipients here.
Employee of the Year
Assistant Director of Finance Elizabeth Bailey was named 2019 Employee of the Year. Hired in 2015 as a financial analyst, Bailey became the assistant director of the department last year. Bailey has played a vital role in the successful planning and execution of many projects, and her software skills and expertise have improved and streamlined processes that impact the City’s everyday performance.
Director of Finance Eva Gregory wrote the nomination for Bailey in which she noted that, “Her efforts not only benefited our department, but they also set an example and inspired co-workers to be team players,” she said, “She inhabits skills we all want, exceptional listener and communicator, critical thinker, highly adaptable, productive, and dependable contributor committed to excellence.”
The fourth annual “Get-R-Done Award,” which is awarded to an employee for their ability to deliver results regardless of circumstances, was presented to Visitor Information Specialist James Dickens.
His supervisor, Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Tammy Dooley, noted that he is “has a sincere dedication to our mission of tourism and works diligently to create a positive and welcoming front office environment,” she said, “James has a cheerful disposition and is willing to do any job asked of him with a team attitude.”
Landmark Years of Service
The annual luncheon is also an opportunity to present service awards to those City team members who have worked for the City for a landmark number of years:
Thirty Years of Service
- Billy Massey, Water/Wastewater Treatment Superintendent
- Tracie Sorrells, Human Resources Coordinator
Twenty Years of Service
- Richey Haught, Criminal Investigator
- Sharon Langston, Police Department Administrative Assistant
- Adam Villa, Senior Lineman
Fifteen Years of Service
- Kenneth Causey, Electric Distribution Supervisor
- Connie Cook, Police Department Administrative Assistant
- Richard Durant, Fleet Maintenance Superintendent
- Rob Macumber, Code Compliance/Health Inspections
- Joshua Maples, Second Class Lineman
- Luis Trejo, Parks Foreman
Ten Years of Service
- Mickie Matlock, Deputy City Secretary
Five Years of Service
- Christy Allen, Concession/Pool Manager
- Dustin Causey, Patrol Officer
- Brett Mangum, Community Development Planner
- Michelle McKenzie, Hood County Clean Air Coalition
- Chase Miller, Patrol Officer
- Sarah Osborn, Executive Assistant to the City Manager and Deputy City Manager
- Julie Wooldridge, Public Works Administrative Assistant
During the luncheon, the employees and elected officials present reflected on how fortunate members of the municipal team are to get to work every day in jobs that help make the Granbury community strong and improve the quality of life for its citizens.
The City of Granbury congratulates those team members who, through the length and caliber of their service, exemplify that idea.
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