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The winners

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 23, 2019 – Nevada County Supervisors announced the nominees and winners for the annual Employee Recognition Awards. County staff are provided a formal opportunity to recognize the outstanding performance of their co-workers in the following categories:

Employee of the Year
Supervisor of the Year
Innovative Employee of the Year
Above and Beyond Employee of the Year
Multiplier Employee of the Year
Collaborative Employee or Team of the Year
Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year

  • Scott Aaron, Information & General Services
  • Patrick Beauchamp, District Attorney’s Office
  • Brittany Blake, Library
  • Ashleigh Kitt, Health & Human Services Agency – Admin
  • Karyn Mueller, Probation Department
  • Hannah Needham, Health & Human Services Agency – Department of Child Support Services
  • Shelly O’Connor, Health & Human Services Agency – Department of Social Services
  • Jenn Tamo (2), IGS-Office of Emergency Services

The Rookie of the Year Award is presented to Jenn Tamo, Office of Emergency Services

Rookie of the Year: Jenn Tamo

This year’s Rookie of the Year has the ability to coordinate resources, community groups, non-profits, and governmental agencies to achieve huge results that benefit the entire community.  This year’s Rookie coordinated efforts that will keep our residents and employees safe from potential future threats.  It may even be said that the efforts of this year’s winner will save the entire State of California millions of dollars.  Let’s all congratulate Jenn Tamo as this year’s Rookie of the Year winner.

Above and Beyond Employee of the Year

  • Scott Aaron, Information & General Services
  • Dorothy Boyd, Assessor’s Office
  • Beverly Glenn (3), Information & General Services – Central Services
  • Cindy Hunt (5), County Counsel
  • Matt Kelley, Community Development Agency – Planning Department
  • Jennifer Montierth, Health & Human Services Agency – Admin
  • Pat Schoellerman, Information & General Services
  • Jeffrey Thorsby, Clerk of the Board/Board of Supervisor’s Office
  • Erika Valdez, Department of Social Services-Eligibility
  • Jennifer Walton-Lawlor, Assessor’s Office

The Above and Beyond Employee of the Year Award is presented to Beverly Glenn, IGS – Central Services Division

Above and Beyond Winner: Beverly Glenn

This year’s Above and Beyond winner has a job that touches every employee’s life at one time or another.  After ensuring that work is done, this employee volunteers after hours working to ensure that the environment many of us work in gives us “pride of place.”  There’s nothing like driving to the Rood Center to see this employee’s stunning work in the flower beds, welcoming us all in.  Beverly Glenn is this year’s Above and Beyond winner this year.

Innovative Employee of the Year

  • Andrea Sexton, Health & Human Services Agency
  • Susan Kadera & Brandi McManus (together), Human Resources Department

The Innovative Employee of the Year Award is presented to Andrea Sexton, Health & Human Services Agency

Innovative Employee of the Year Award winner Andy Sexton

This year’s Innovative Employee of the Year demonstrated out of the box thinking using everyday tools of the trade.  By using office technology, this employee revolutionized how budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal planning processes could be done simpler and more effectively virtually at the touch of a button.  The result of this employee’s creativity and knowledge saves a large agency countless hours in managing millions of dollars.  Andrea (Andy) Sexton is this year’s Innovative Employee.

Multiplier Employee of the Year

The 2018/2019 Multiplier Employee of the Year Award is presented to Jennifer Triplett, Assessor’s Office

Jennifer Triplett deserves the Multiplier of the Year award because she is consistently kind, upbeat, factual, positive, helpful, attentive, available and productive.  She dives in to new projects which may daunt others, and she shares her knowledge with others.  As a lead worker, she is well respected and trusted by her work group for her subject matter expertise.  Congratulations, Jennifer Triplett!

Supervisor of the Year

  • Kelly Carpenter, Department of Social Services – Adult Protective Services
  • John Dzioba, Sheriff’s Office
  • Elizabeth Hare, Sheriff’s Office
  • Steve Humes, Information & General Services
  • Lelia Loomis, Clerk of the Board/Board of Supervisors
  • Jeff Merriman, Community Development Agency – Building Department
  • Ernie Thompson (2), Assessor’s Office
  • Linda Valente, Probation Department
  • Zsa Zsa Wied, Sheriff’s Office

The 2018/2019 Supervisor of the Year Award is presented to Jeff Merriman- Code Compliance & Cannabis Division

Supervisor of the Year Award winner Jeff Merriman

Being a supervisor can be a tough job.  A supervisor has to coach, teach, lead, inspire, and sometimes “lay down the law.”  This year’s Supervisor of the Year does all of these things in a way that provides cohesion not only among staff but across departmental lines.  This year’s supervisor of the year has built a team of newer employees into a dynamic group who do outstanding work for the County.  This year’s Supervisor of the Year is Jeff Merriman, Code Compliance and Cannabis Division.

Collaborative Employee or Team of the Year

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  • Cannabis Permitting & Implementation Team, CDA, IGS, CEO
  • Nevada County Elections Team, Election’s Office
  • Mike Hooper, Assessor’s Office
  • Mineshaft Repairs Team, DPW, CDA and IGS
  • Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center Team, Sheriff’s Office
  • No Place Like Home Project Team, HHSA, CDA, County Counsel
  • Office of Emergency Services Team, OES
  • Snow Removal Team, DPW and CDA
  • Solid Waste Contracts Team, DPW, County Counsel, CEO’s Office
  • Team Megabyte, Offices of Auditor Controller, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Assessor and IGS
  • Tiffani Rooney, Health & Human Services Agency-Admin
  • Wastewater Outreach Team, DPW and CEO’s Office
  • Vegetation Management Team, DPW & CDA Admin

The Collaborative Employee or Team of the Year Award is presented to the No Place Like Home Project Team

Collaborative Team of the Year: No Place Like Home Project Team

This year’s Collaborative Employee or Team performed an amazing job in securing millions of dollars in funds for a project, despite strong competition from other funding seekers.  The winner expanded services to many of the most vulnerable citizens in our community, forged new partnerships with City and State agencies along the way, and worked with a complex variety of service providers to ensure wrap-around services were provided to customers.  Congratulate this year’s winning team, No Place Like Home Project Team.

Employee of the Year

  • Darsi Gaines, Probation
  • Elizabeth Hare, Sheriff’s Office
  • Taylor Jackson, Assessor’s Office
  • Carol Merrall, Assessor’s Office
  • Shelly O’Connor, Department of Social Services
  • Linda Sager, Auditor-Controller’s Office
  • Pat Schoellerman, Information & General Service

The 2018/2019 Employee of the Year Award is presented to Linda Sager – Auditor-Controller’s Office

2018/2019 Employee of the Year Linda Sager

This year’s Employee of the Year award winner is a perfect example of someone who demonstrates public service in every detail of work.  This employee spares no effort in ensuring that very detailed information is done correctly so that customers receive everything they are entitled to.  This employee is a subject matter expert in an area that is unknown to many of us, but of vital important to taxpayers whom she serves.  Congratulate 30-year employee, Linda Sager, on being this year’s employee of the year winner.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Thank you for your service.