ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO PRESENTS MAY TEAMWORK AWARDS TO SEVEN COUNTY
Dedicated Workers Can Serve as Role Models for Their Peers
NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented the Essex County
Teamwork Awards to one employee from each of the County's seven departments
during an informal breakfast ceremony Wednesday, May 7th.
employees exemplify the hard work and personal stake County employees should
have in their work. They regularly go above and beyond what is expected of them,"
DiVincenzo said. "The employees we highlight each month deserve to be recognized
because of the positive difference they make in the work place and for our constituents.
They are role models for their peers," he added.
seven people receiving the Essex County Teamwork Awards for May are:
Badillo of Caldwell only has been employed by the County for two
years, but has made a positive contribution to the Division of Community
Health as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Special Child
Services. She also acts as a volunteer Spanish translator for the
entire Division and, shortly after she was hired, took on extra
work when a co-worker went on a five-month leave of absence.
Grande of Belleville is an Equipment Operator with the Division
of Environmental Services in the Public Works Department. He has
been employed by the County for 20 years. Mr. Grande was transferred
to his current assignment in January and has been an energetic employee
and leader in his new assignment.
Lester Lockhart of Newark has been employed for 23 years at the
Essex County Juvenile Detention Center in Newark. Lt. Lockhart is
assigned to the First Tour of Duty at the facility and is responsible
for assigning officers, conducting evaluations and monitoring the
movements of juvenile detainees. He volunteers for special programs
and works additional shifts so programs do not have to be cancelled.
Manganiello of West Orange has been employed by the County for 16
years in the Division of Housing and Community Development in the
Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment. He
is responsible for monitoring and evaluating compliance for a variety
of programs, and interacts with participating Essex County municipalities
and grantees, and has been commended by Federal regulators for his
Emil C. Nardone of Colonia is the Chief Investigator in the County
Counsel's Office and has been employed by the County for 17 years.
He was nominated because "any and all assignments given to
him, whether in his job description or not, are met with enthusiasm
and competence." Among his regular duties are claims investigations,
acting as librarian and relocation supervisor.
John Walker of Montville, is responsible for the care, custody and
control of problematic offenders at the Jail Annex in North Caldwell.
Officer Walker has been employed by the Department of Corrections
since 1998. He was nominated for the award because of his outstanding
interpersonal skills with other officers and inmates. He also is
a member of the Special Emergency Response Team.
Warchol of Livingston is the Principal Artificial Ice Rink Refrigeration
Engineer at South Mountain Arena in West Orange and has been employed
by the County's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
for 45 years. Mr. Warchol plans his vacations and personal commitments
around events at the rink. He was a member of the 1963 USA National
Ice Hockey Team and from 1966 to 1984 was the Ice Hockey Recreation
Supervisor and Director of the County's Summer Ice Hockey School
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 May.