December 14, 2021, Liverpool, NS: It takes many people with diverse skills to staff a municipality, which includes operations and services ranging from waste management to water treatment, residential care to recreational activities, and planning to plowing. Milestone achievements were recognized with Years of Service Awards at the Region of Queens Municipality’s December 14, 2021 Regular Council meeting.
“Council has a high level of respect for the quality of work and pride that Region of Queens staff put into their work, and they are positive representatives of the Municipality,” said Mayor Darlene Norman. “The years of service awards showcase the commitment of Region of Queens staff to public service. Municipal staff’s dedication is much appreciated by Council and the residents of the Region.”
Sixteen employees were recognized for five, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service; those employees represent 210 years of employment cumulatively.
Staff who have reached five years of employment include:
Lawrence Cunningham, Dalton Freeman, Kevin Henderson, TJ Warrington-Joudrey, and Larry W. Whynot.
Ten year milestones were reached by:
Penny Benedict, Jo-Anne Lenethen, and Roslyn Rowter.
Those with 15 years of employment are:
David Benedict, Colin Hartlen, Dana Henley, and Chris Wamboldt.
Wendy Connors was recognized for 20 years of work.
Jamie BeLong, Terri Munroe, and Kevin Weagle were recognized for reaching 25 years to date.
The operations and services provided by the Region of Queens are far reaching, 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 solid waste management 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 five 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.
Front row, from left to right – Terri Munroe, Penny Benedict, Roslyn Rowter, and Dana Henley
Back row, from left to right – Jamie BeLong, Colin Hartlen, Wendy Connors, and Kevin Weagle