December 22, 2020, Liverpool, NS: From parks to parking, from waste management to water treatment, and from residential care to recreational activities, Region of Queens Municipality’s skilled workforce maintains many areas important to the lives of Queens County residents and visitors. Milestone achievements were recognized with Years of Service Awards at the Region of Queens Municipality’s December 22, 2020 Regular Council meeting.
“Council is proud to recognize these milestones in the careers of staff, and celebrate the skills, commitment and high level of customer service they provide to the Municipality,” said Mayor Darlene Norman. “Region of Queens Municipality has a workforce who takes great pride in what they do, and show their commitment to public service. All of these employees are positive ambassadors of Council and the Region of Queens, and are much appreciated and respected by Council and the residents of the Region.”
Twenty employees were recognized for five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years of service; those employees represent 265 years of employment cumulatively. Staff who have reached five years of employment include Steve Kennedy, John Nickerson, and Christine Watson. Ten year milestones were reached by Samantha Frail, Rachel Joudrey, KayLee Oickle, James Rhyno, Eugene Wamboldt, Phillip Whynot, and Larry D. Whynot. Those with 15 years of employment are Tracy Baker, Melvin Carver, Jeff Cunningham, Fred Murphy, Steve Parnell, and Randy Rapp. David Henderson, Scott LeBlanc, and Paulette Smith were recognized for 20 years of work, and with a career
of 30 years so far, Jane Lawson, was given her award.
The operations and services provided by the Region of Queens are diverse, and include departments of Planning, Recreation & Healthy Communities, Finance, Economic Development, and Engineering & Public Works, as well as parks and playgrounds, Queens Place Emera Centre, the Municipal landfill and recycling facility, water treatment facility, sewage treatment facility, and Hillsview Acres Residential Care Facility. Service Awards are presented each year in December 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.