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Congratulations to everyone who was named Employee of the Year for 2016, and everyone else who were also nominated by their peers. Here’s a little bit about the awarded employees from each city department.
Congratulations to City Hall Employee of the Year, Assistant City Attorney Greg Young! Greg is pictured at right with Deputy City Manager Molly Hood. Greg’s nominator had this to say about him:
“Greg has one of the most difficult jobs in the City. He works long hours preparing for cases and is seldom able to take time off of work. When working with Municipal Court cases, frequently the encounters can be tense. However, Greg is adamant in standing up for what is right and in the best interest of Cape Girardeau, even in some contentious situations.”
Congratulations to the Cape Girardeau Police Department’s 2016 Employee of the Year, Corporal Jason Jurgens! Jurgens is shown at right with Chief Wes Blair.
Jurgens has worked tirelessly in implementing the department’s electronic ticketing program. He is involved in ongoing improvements in the field training officer program, and in testing body-worn cameras and developing a related policy. He consistently volunteers to assist other divisions within the department. More accolades
Congratulations to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department’s 2016 Employee of the Year, Captain Dustin Koerber!
Capt. Koerber has completed years of work in support of maintaining the department’s self-contained breathing equipment. He has completed hundreds of repairs making sure firefighters stay safe. He also served as the coordinator for personal protective gear on his crew and has helped spec and order personal protective gear for the department. He is responsible for supporting their respiratory protection program and has provided fit testing for various for several years now. He provides in-house training to his crew, and recently he provided training to the department on the air fill station. He helped this past year on a regional fire grant, collecting information and providing data for the application. He has been active in the Fireman’s Fund and Local 1084.
Public Works Department
Congratulations to the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department’s 2016 Employee of the Year Solid Waste Driver Jacob Busche! Jacob is shown here with Public Works Director Steve Cook.
Jacob has worked for Public Works for 8 years, and although he usually drives the recycling truck, he can also be found operating the leaf truck and helping out at the Transfer Station or Recycling Center when needed. Jacob often volunteers to work holidays and weekends. He is a fun guy to work with, shows up ready to work in a good mood, gets his job done and then offers to help others. Congratulations Jacob!
Parks & Recreation Department
Congratulations to Parks and Recreation Department 2016 Employee of the Year, Administrative Coordinator Stacey Welter! Stacey is pictured with Parks & Recreation Department Director Julia Thompson.
Stacey climbs mountains every day and she keeps a great attitude at all times. Due to the nature of Parks and Recreation Department activities and the many facets of growth the department has experienced, she goes above and beyond on a daily basis. She plays many roles and is surrounded by many people who depend on her for quick responses. She sacrifices much of her own planned work to help others and this happens daily. She always keeps a smile on her face and this is why she is so deserving of this prestigious award!