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Sean Chambers, Water & Sewer Director
The City of Greeley Water and Sewer Department awards employees who go consistently go beyond the call of duty. Five staff members were recognized at the 2018 employee appreciation luncheon and award ceremony on November 7. The awards reflect the City of Greeley’s core values: applied wisdom, excellence, accountability, stewardship, principled relationships, and integrity. All of these qualities contribute to the overall mission: A City Achieving Community Excellence.
Freddy Rodriguez, Maintenance Mechanic - W.D. Farr Award
This award goes to one employee who exemplifies and encompasses all of the core values. Freddy carries a personal sense of pride and ownership in the finished product we send to Greeley water customers. He enjoys sharing and teaching others about all aspects of his job in the Reservoirs Division. Freddy adapts to the constant growth and changes. His attention to detail and adaptation to change is met with acute professionalism and quality workmanship. Always approaching tasks with a “can do” attitude. Over the many years with the Water Department he has forged strong relationships throughout the city’s different divisions
Paul Tucker, Water Transmission/Distribution and Wastewater Collection Superintendent - Principled Relationships Award
Paul is exceptionally dedicated to the City. He is a great taskmaster, making sure that all field construction is correctly completed. As such, he puts in many hours outside of his regular work schedule. Paul is always self-evaluating and is continuously looking for ways to improve the work environment. He is very fair in his evaluations of his staff and strives to help them achieve their goals.
Shannon Metcalf, Office Manager - Principled Relationships Award
Shannon is an excellent communicator and listener. She has been instrumental in shaping the administrative support for the department. It’s a team that goes above and beyond because of her leadership. Shannon is the person that navigates any difficult work task or high profile need. She is effective at these projects because she is organized, efficient, and politically astute. Shannon provides exceptional internal and external customer service.
Justin Scholz, Water Resource Engineer II- Stewardship Award
Justin is always looking to use his time wisely and efficiently for the City of Greeley. One project, in particular, is an excellent example of his work traits. It was recently discovered that downtown 8th Avenue did not have enough sewer capacity downtown to handle development, which could lead to significant impacts and substantial costs to the City to replace the sewer line. Instead, Justin developed the idea and engineering to divert flows from 8th Avenue to 7th Avenue where the Public Works Department Stormwater Division was already planning to construct improvements. This relatively minor change resulted in reducing project costs, decreasing impacts to downtown, and working cooperatively with other City departments.
Emily Carbone, Water Resource Administrator I - Stewardship Award
About six months after starting with the City, a member of the Water Resources group took another job leaving Emily to not only continuing to learn and fulfill the duties of her current, new position but also the duties of another job. She excelled at learning and maintaining the duties of both positions, which was vital to the progress of the Water Resources team. Emily brings an impressive skill set that has improved the efficiency and accuracy of some processes and tasks. Emily is an excellent asset to the Water Resources team.