Project of the Year: Snowvid
Crew of the Year: Tri-City Animal Shelter Staff
Oh the challenges we faced with technology in 2020! How do we spring into action to go from working on site to working remotely? The IT Staff did exactly that. How would any of us have done our jobs remotely if not for IT? They faced not only the COVID crisis but had serious staff shortages during some of the time periods. You really would not know that though - they kept right on moving forward to serve us so that we may serve. It is a true testimony of their dedication, customer focused attitude, and skill to keep us going in 2020 and beyond. For this, we are proud to honor the staff of IT as the Crew of the Year!
Employee of the Year: Reba Farr
After thorough consideration and thought of all employees who serve the City of Cedar Hill, she continues to come to mind. Her compassion for the City of Cedar Hill is apparent through and through. She is everyone’s “go-to” person when needing assistance with an issue. Her customer service skills are exemplary. She is one of the friendliest people that I know, and she always arrives with a smile on her face and a happy greeting for her co-workers and citizens. She can often be found assisting someone with their water bill, trash issue, dog complaint, or just lending an ear to a sweet senior citizen. Her ability to communicate effectively to any situation is polished and genuine.
Leader of the Year: Stacey Graves
Director of the Year: LaShondra Stringfellow
This director is a true servant leader. He works hard to keep many moving parts going forward, while still adding a personal touch to each person in the department. He helps keep everyone feeling like they are a critical part of the team. His willingness to step in, fill in the gaps and keep the team together means more than he can possibly know. He is kind, respectful and straightforward in how he leads, and it has made a huge impact on the level of productivity as a department and our overall communication.