Cassville city employees honored

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Submitted photo James Smith, CyberCrime Officer for the City of Cassville Police Department, has been selected as the City of Cassville "Employee of the Year," based upon nominations received from fellow officers and other City employees. Smith exemplifies all the characteristics of the other awards presented to City employees: "Team Work ," "Shining Star" and "Attitude." Co-workers said of Smith, "Has a very positive attitude and willing to help other officers and/or other city employees at any time with no complaints." Smith is described as highly respected by fellow officers, fellow city employees, as well as officers of other agencies (municipal, county, state and federal). His character is beyond reproach. Smith is also very ethical and maintains a high moral character. He is a great role model.

The City of Cassville recently honored employees for their service and dedication.

Jennifer Evans, accounting clerk, and Stan Patton, of the City of Cassville public works department, were selected as the City of Cassville's 2013 Team Work Award recipients, based upon nominations received from fellow City employees.

Evans, who has been with the City since April 1, 2013, has demonstrated outstanding skills in several areas, consistently works very well with others, has excellent communication skills with all levels of personnel, has solid customer care abilities and displays the willingness to work with employees to complete any task.

Patton has been employed with the city for nearly two years, and co-workers stated he is always willing help anyone or fill in anywhere. Patton was described as "very dependable, gets along with everyone, and will accomplish any task asked of him, and will help anyone else accomplish their task as well."

Kenny Schieler was named the Shining Star Award winner for 2013, by the City of Cassville staff. Schieler, a 22-year employee, will stop and help a person out anytime. He has worked to improve the city's collections department and has a smile on his face while standing in a manhole. Schieler's most significant achievement in 2013 was to volunteer to put on a Haz-mat suit and enter the basin at the Wastewater Treatment plant to retrieve a piece of broken equipment, which enabled the basin to resume normal processing. Schieler's action saved the city considerable time and money, and because of the carefully orchestrated plan, he was able to successfully complete the operation without any problems.

Brian Madison, City of Cassville parks maintenance worker, was presented with the Attitude Award for 2013. Nominated by his co-workers, comments about Brian included: "demonstrates excellent customer relations with everyone he comes in contact with; whether working with the YMCA or the public, he is always understanding and professional; when faced with multiple challenges at the park, he consistently presented a positive presence and showed exceptional morale even when confronted with some tough and repeated issues; consistently displayed an optimistic attitude with a smile; sometimes has a very messy job and always has a great outlook."

Members of the Cassville Police Department named Patrolman Justin Fohn 2013 Officer of the Year. Nominated by his peers, Fohn was recognized for his positive attitude, willingness to help, professionalism, commitment to his job and great work ethic.

James Smith, CyberCrime Officer for the City of Cassville Police Department, has been selected as the City of Cassville's Employee of the Year, based upon nominations received from fellow officers and other city employees. Smith exemplifies all the characteristics of the other awards presented to City employees: team work, shining star and attitude. Co-workers said Smith "has a very positive attitude and willing to help other officers and/or other city employees at any time with no complaints." Smith is described as highly respected by fellow officers, fellow city employees, as well as officers of other municipal, state, county and federal agencies. fellow employees said, "his character is beyond reproach, very ethical, with high morals. He is a great role model."

The City of Cassville is extremely proud of these individuals, as well as the rest of its staff.

Service awards were also presented to: DARE Officer, Jennifer Luckey, five years; Dwayne Moller, public works, 15 years; and Jim Steward, public works, 15 years. A special recognition for Steve Henderson for his 30 years of service. In addition, Henderson received the Public Works Bright Idea Award for 2013, for developing an innovative idea which saved the city critical time and approximately $12,500.

Perfect Attendance awards were presented to Dwayne Moller, Donald Privett, Steve Walensky, Johnathon Cherney, Justin Fohn, Larry Privett and James Smith.