Sunday, April 14, 2024

Honoring Southlake Rockstars: City Celebrates Standout Staff during Employee Appreciation Week 2024!

This week, the City of Southlake hosted Employee Appreciation Week 2024.

Employee Appreciation Week officially began on February 12th, kicking off a week dedicated to celebrating what it means to serve the Southlake Way. This year’s theme, Rockstars, aimed to highlight the stellar employees who rock the Southlake stage and go above and beyond in the spotlight of service.

Standout employees from each department, as well as those who most exemplify our values, were honored at the annual awards ceremony to show appreciation for their hard work.

Take a look at the lineup of winners who make Southlake shine!

Director’s Awards-

The Director’s Award is reserved for the standout employee in each department who exemplifies leadership, is always lending a helping hand, and constantly pushes their team to be better.

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Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Values Awards- 

Southlake’s core values are truly what sets the City apart. The Values awards honor the employees that exemplify what it means to serve with integrity, innovation, accountability, excellence, and teamwork.

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Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Photo of an employee smiling

Innovation: The Community Services Onboarding Improvements team recognized the need for a more comprehensive onboarding experience for new employees, brainstorming ways to equip staff with the necessary training required to serve efficiently.

Pictured: Milenka Lopez, Zack Miller, Jonathan Weeks, Kyle McAdams, Rebecca Priddy, Jennifer Blackstock, Crystal Maddalena, Soheila Phelps, Amy Bennett, and Dana Blankenship

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Teamwork: The 114 Trash Monitoring Team, comprised of members from Planning and Development, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works, earned the Teamwork award for their dedication to patrolling 114 and picking up trash when necessary. This collaborative effort helps keep our City beautiful and our roadways clear.

Public Works: Eugene Nunez, Juan Noyola, Alex Noyola, Alex Mosqueda, Juan Puente, Caleb Foley, Kenny Wright, and Michael Rodriguez

Parks: Jose Guzman, Noah Grossman, Tony Mack, Isaac Bartholomew, and Junior Camacho

Planning and Development: Mike White, Joshua Cruz, Thomas Aguirre, Seantay Carpenter

Spirit of Southlake- 

This award honors the employee that exemplifies all of the Southlake values and serves as a shining example of what it truly means to serve the Southlake Way. They are a positive figure in the City, both internally and externally, and are an all-around outstanding employee.

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Kristin Pitzinger Customer Service Award-

The Kristin Pitzinger Customer Service Award is named after the late City employee Kristin Pitzinger and honors the employees who exemplify outstanding customer service.

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Photo of an employee smiling

Tenure Awards:

Tenure Awards honor employees who are hitting milestone years of service with the City.

Five Years
Colleen Anson
Jennifer Blackstock
Sarah Blum
Jenny Crosby
Julia Crow
Michelle DeVoss
Kevin Ferrer
Trey Harris
Karen Jolley
Erika McClure
Juan Noyola
Jennifer Page
Cory Rattan
Ken Richardson
Erin Seals
Roy Segundo
Alex Stroud
Ten Years
Kevin Barry
Joshua Bors
James Brandon
Jon Casey
Percy Comafay
Cheryl Cooper
Jimmy Elliott
Joshua Ellis
Delaney Green
Zayne Huff
Soheila Mashat-Phelps
Rodger Peebles
Thomas Roberson
Cory Teague
Dee Ann Yates
Fifteen Years
Nate Anderson
Amy Bennett
Junior Camacho
Daniel Cortez
Misty Eaves
Andrew Merrick
Camille Ross
Michelle Sunday
Billy Thomas
Twenty Years
Andy Alvarado
Jason Camblin
Dave Kielich
Kristin McGrail
Jason Moloney
Randy Mudd
Mike Reasoner
Valerie Snyder
Twenty-Five Years
Jason Henninger
Skip Vandergrifft
Patrick Whitham
Forty Years
Jeff Paul

 

If you see one of our Rockstar employees around the city, tell them congratulations! You can view all employee videos on YouTube and the Employee Appreciation Page.

 

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