This photo shows nine of the 21 staff recognized for their long service to the Region of Queens Municipality. From left to right: Mayor David Dagley, Wayne Henley, Bill Leighton, Lloyd Wolfe, Colin VanBuskirk, Shelley Connolly, Alex Comeau, Audrey Wamboldt, Steve Burns, and Richard Lane.
December 11, 2018; Liverpool, NS: Region of Queens Municipality provides services and programs which impact the lives of residents and visitors alike. A team of staff are employed by the Municipality to plan, coordinate, and respond to those services and programs. Milestone achievements of staff were recognized with Years of Service Awards presented at the December 11, 2018 Region of Queens Regular Council meeting.
“The staff which were recognized today have a strong commitment to excellence in public service. Council is proud to recognize and celebrate the years of service and commitment provided by the skilled staff working in the diverse and varied operations in the Municipality,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “All employees are positive ambassadors of Council and the Region of Queens, and they provide a high level of service.”
At the December 11, 2018 Council meeting, 21 of Region of Queens Municipality’s employees were recognized for five, 10, 15, 25, and 40 years of service; those employees collectively represent 240 years of employment. Staff who have worked for the Region of Queens for five years are Steve Burns, Alex Comeau, Paul Dauphinee, Amy Hatt, David Kelley, Richard Lane, and Lloyd Wolfe. Ten years of service was reached by John Berry, Bill Leighton, Frank Oickle, Meaghan Roberts, Neil Roy, Janie Ryan, Colin VanBuskirk, and Rodney Weagle. Shelley Connolly, Wayne Hanley, Dwayne Hurshman, and Audrey Wamboldt were recognized for 15 years of service. Reaching the 25 year mark is Tim Thorbourne; and Sherman Roberts marked 40 years of employment with the Region of Queens Municipality.
The operations and services provided by the Region of Queens are diverse, and include departments of Planning and 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. Service Awards are presented each year in December by Council to staff as they achieve 5 year milestone increments. Years of service for staff employed by either the former Municipality of Queens or former Town of Liverpool prior to the amalgamation are carried forward and added to their employment with the Region of Queens Municipality.