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2017 Employees of the Month
May 2017
Brenton Porter, Airport Line Technician-Municipal Airport
In recognition and appreciation for dedication to the Gainesville Municipal Airport, the City of Gainesville, and its citizens. Brenton is an exceptionally team-oriented employee. He has been especially helpful assisting Customer Service in reading water meters when they were short-handed. Brenton was able to perform the work effectively and efficiently, which was far different from his job as an Airport Line Technician for the Municipal Airport, and as a result, was instrumental in keeping utility billing on schedule for the citizens of Gainesville. His willingness to help other departments demonstrates his commitment to the City organization as a whole. Brenton is trustworthy, dependable, and friendly. He is always willing to lend a helping hand without question or hesitation.

March 2017
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Paul Bacchus, Fire Apparatus Operator III-Fire Department
Awarded Employee of the Month in recognition and appreciation for dedication to the Fire department, City of Gainesville and its citizens. Paul is an exceptionally team-oriented employee. While off duty Paul took the initiative to assist his fellow employee in the preparation of an upcoming exam. Paul demonstrated the act of caring and assisting your fellow employee. Paul exhibits a strong desire of helping others and how we all should treat one another. Paul is a valuable asset to the City. Paul is a driving force with the medical program and helps with various educational programs within the school system. He is also a part of the swift water and high angle rescue teams. Paul is dedicated in all facets of his job and he continues to strive to represent the City in a professional manner.

 


February 2017
Karla Vessels

Karla Vessels, Accounting Technician II-Administrative Services/Finance
Awarded Employee of the Month in recognition and appreciation for dedication to the Finance Department, City of Gainesville and its citizens.
Karla is an exceptionally team-oriented employee. She is always helpful when any department needs assistance and is especially helpful assisting the Human Resources Department with projects and being a "back up" for HR staff. Karla is always quick to respond to messages or requests for information.
She is trustworthy, dependable and always friendly. She makes the workplace very enjoyable with her outgoing personality, and her perpetual good mood and positive attitude are contagious to those with whom she works. Karla is also very supportive of City-related activities and always participates in employee events.

 


January 2017
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Charles Lawson, Heavy Equipment Operator-General Services/Solid Waste
Awarded Employee of the Month in recognition and appreciation for dedication to the General Services Department, City of Gainesville and its citizens.
Charles continues to demonstrate his care for our community in his thoughtful actions. Recently a local resident contacted the General Services Department to express her appreciation for Charles doing a great job, going above and beyond what is expected of him and also commended him for his integrity and selflessness. 
Charles has the ability to anticipate the needs of the community and take action as needed. It is employees like Charles who help make our community and our City great.