Newark , NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented seven County employees with Essex County Teamwork Awards during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 12 th in his office. Awards were given to the following employees:

Sharon D. Butler has served the County’s neediest residents for the past 31 years. She is the Assistant Administrative Supervisor of Family Services in the Essex County Division of Welfare.

Lawrence Delli Santi has worked for the Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment for the past 17 years. Delli Santi is a Senior Cost Estimator with the division’s home improvement program.

Frank Gesumaria has worked for the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the past six years. As Coordinator of Scheduling, Recreation Activities, Gesumaria is responsible for arranging and managing the calendar of events.

Anne Marie LaPlaca joined the Essex County Hospital Center as a clerk typist in 1981. Over the years, the multi-tasker, known for dedication and high energy has worked for several medical directors.

Ellen Lee has worked for the County’s Administration and Finance Department for the past 19 years. Lee is a senior accountant, who serves as a fiscal watch dog and reviews the County’s revenues, expenditures, and transfers.

Joe Verone joined the Essex County Department of Public Works as a locksmith in 1999. On any given day, Verone can be found responding to calls at the Hall of Records, and ssveral County facilities.

W. Sinhi Jetti has worked for the Essex County Department of Corrections for the past 14 years. Currently, he is assigned to Master Control and is responsible for the security and control of the state-of-the-art facility.