The Municipality of the Region of Queens (RQM) presented service awards to 16 of its employees at the council meeting held on December 14th.
This recognition takes place each year in December for staff who reach five-year milestones.
âThe council has a high level of respect for the quality of work and the pride that the staff in the Queens region put in their work, and they are positive representatives of the municipality,â said RQM Mayor Darlene Norman in a statement.
The mayor said the years of service awards are a testament to the municipality staff’s commitment to public service and that their dedication is appreciated by both council members and other residents.
The workers who have been recognized represent 210 years of employment in the region, working in service areas ranging from water treatment and residential care to recreation and planning to plow.
Jamie BeLong, Terri Munroe and Kevin Weagle were recognized for 25 years of service; at 20, it was Wendy Connors; David Benedict, Colin Hartlen, Dana Henley and Chris Wamboldt worked in the region for 15 years; at 10, it was Penny Benedict, Jo-Anne Lenethen and Roslyn Rowter; while Lawrence Cunningham, Dalton Freeman, Kevin Henderson, TJ Warrington-Joudrey and Larry W. Whynot have been employed for five years.
The years of service of personnel employed by the former Municipality of Queens or the former City of Liverpool before the amalgamation shall be carried over and added to their employment with the RQM.