EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO RECOGNIZES SEVEN EMPLOYEES WITH TEAMWORK AWARDS FOR JULY
Recipients Make Success of Essex County Their Highest Priority
Newark, NJ -
Seven employees who have "put Essex County first" were presented
with the July Essex County Teamwork Awards by Essex County Executive Joseph
N. DiVincenzo, Jr. during an informal ceremony Wednesday, July 2nd in his
we present these awards, I am impressed by the level of dedication and commitment
our employees give to their jobs. The recipients of this month's awards have
done an extraordinary job of putting the needs of Essex County before themselves,"
Parnes of West Orange, a County employee for almost 25 years,
is the Chief Fiscal Officer for the Department of Citizen Services
and the Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment.
He was recognized for improving the financial management of the
DEDTE and accepting responsibility for two of the County's largest
Rodriguez of Scotch Plains is a Principal Engineer in the Department
of Public Works and has worked for Essex County for nine years.
He oversees many high profile projects and will be the primary
contact on the construction of the Animal Hospital and Environmental
Louis Robert Fornoff of Cedar Grove is the Assistant Coordinator
to the Personal Assistant Services Program and Data Control Manager
for the Office for the Disabled. In addition to helping out wherever
he can in the office, he represents Essex County at health fairs
throughout the Northeast.
McGinn of Randolph, who has worked for the County for 32 years,
supervises the Division of Welfare's Quality Assurance Unit and
acts as Quality Control Liaison to the State of New Jersey. Under
her leadership, the Food Stamp payment error rate for Essex County
has decreased to an unprecedented 2.8 percent.
Officer Rhonda Yates of Newark has worked 14 years for Essex County
and currently is assigned to Satellite 7, the women's wing at the
Essex County Jail Annex. In addition to her regular duties, she
volunteers for the PATCH Program, which allows children to visit
their incarcerated mothers for valuable bonding time.
DeSantis of Verona has worked in the Treasury Division in the Department
of Administration and Finance for 14 years. He was recognized for
helping a resident receive a reimbursement from the County College
Mitschke of Nutley has worked at Turtle Back Zoo for almost 35 years
and is the Animal Health Technician. She helped implement a computerized
accounting system and, since she has assumed purchasing duties,
there have been no delays in getting food and supplies for the animals
at the zoo.
from each of the County's seven departments were nominated by their supervisors
or Department Directors for this monthly award. The employees exemplify the
County Executive's goal for a unified, cooperative workforce, who emphasize
good customer service. Employees who were honored were invited to attend an
informal reception in the County Executive's Office where they received a citation
from the County Executive. Pictures of the winners were hung on the fourth floor
of the Hall of Records outside of the County Executive's Office and will remain
there during the month of July.