December 10, 2019; Liverpool, NS: Region of Queens Municipality’s skilled workforce provides services that are important to the lives of Queens County residents and visitors. Staff employed by the Municipality are skilled in areas required to plan, coordinate, and respond to municipally coordinated programs and services. Milestone achievements of staff were recognized with Years of Service Awards presented at the Region of Queens Regular Council meeting held on December 10, 2019.
“Council is proud to recognize these milestones celebrating the working careers of staff. Those receiving awards today have shown their commitment to public service and excellence,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “We are privileged to have municipal employees who remain dedicated to their work, while making it their career. All staff are much appreciated and respected by Council and the residents of the Region.”
Sixteen employees from various departments within Region of Queens Municipality were recognized for five, 10, 15, and 25years of service; those employees collectively represent 170 years of employment. Staff who have worked for the Region of Queens for five years are Denise Covey, James Dean, Harold Freeman, Jamie Legge, and Scott Orme. Ten years of service was reached by Cindy Conway, Wanda Horton, Kelley-Anne Hurley, Robin McKinnon, Candice Weare, and Richard Wolfe. Heather Cook, Corina Huphman, Jennifer Keating-Hubley, and Sally Wolfe were recognized for 15 years of service. Reaching 25 years of employment with the Region of Queens Municipality is Scott Rhyno.
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.