December 12, 2017; Liverpool, NS: The staff of the Region of Queens Municipality is a diverse and varied workforce, providing services and programs that are significant in the lives of residents and visitors alike. They are the voice on the phone when you call looking for information about waste collection schedules or supports for non profit organizations, they are the smiling caregiver at Hillsview caring for your loved one, they are the heavy equipment operator working on infrastructure projects to make the community stronger, they are the ones who maintain our parks, and they are the people who coordinate recreational programs for you and your family to enjoy. The operations and services provided by the Region of Queens are diverse, and include the administration office, Engineering and Public Works, parks and playgrounds, Queens Place Emera Centre, the Municipal landfill and recycling facility, as well as Hillsview Acres Home for Special Care. Milestone achievements of staff were recognized with Years of Service Awards at the December 12, 2017 Region of Queens Regular Council meeting.
“The Region of Queens has a skilled workforce which is committed to excellence in public service. Each year, Council recognizes and celebrates the milestones that staff has attained in their career,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “We are proud of the level of service provided by Region’s staff. All staff members are positive ambassadors of Council and the Region of Queens; their work is greatly appreciated.”
Five employees were recognized for five, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service; those employees represent 75 years of cumulative employment. Julie Oickle reaching five years of employment; ten years of service was reached by Adam Grant; Roma Whynot with 15 years of employment; Mike MacLeod marked 20 years of service; and a 25 year milestone was reached by Wanda Allison.
Service Awards are presented each year in December by Council to staff as they achieve 5 year milestone increments.
Pictured are: Mayor David Dagley, Wanda Allison, Mike MacLeod, and Julie Oickle. Missing from picture are Adam Grant and Roma Whynot.