The Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) presented service awards to 16 of its employees at the council meeting held Dec. 14.
This recognition is held each year in December for staff as they achieve five-year milestone increments.
“Council has a high level of respect for the quality of work and pride that Region of Queens’s staff put into their work, and they are positive representatives of the municipality,” said RQM Mayor Darlene Norman in a news release.
The mayor said the years of service awards showcase the commitment of the municipality’s staff to public service and their dedication is appreciated by both council members and other residents.
The workers who were acknowledged represent 210 years of employment with the region, working in service areas from water treatment and residential care to recreational activities and planning to plowing.
Jamie BeLong, Terri Munroe and Kevin Weagle were recognized for 25 years of service; at 20 years, it was Wendy Connors; David Benedict, Colin Hartlen, Dana Henley and Chris Wamboldt were with the region for 15 years; at 10 years, it was Penny Benedict, Jo-Anne Lenethen and Roslyn Rowter; while Lawrence Cunningham, Dalton Freeman, Kevin Henderson, TJ Warrington-Joudrey and Larry W. Whynot have been employed for five years.
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 RQM.
Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin