Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented seven employees with “Putting Essex County First” Teamwork Awards on Monday, November 22. They are:

Alan Abramowitz has worked for the County’s Office of Human Resources for the past 23 years. As training officer, Alan’s personal qualities and his certifications in Right-to-Know, Sexual Harassment Regulations, Supervisory Skills and Performance Evaluation Training make him an invaluable resource for all employees and workmates.

Brian Coleman has worked for the Division of Training and Employment in the Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment for 7 years. Each day he dedicates himself to clients at the One-Stop-Career Center. He assists with resume preparation, interviewing skill preparation and provides basic information about grooming, attendance and attitude.

Elizabeth “Betty” Alworth joined the County’s Department of Public Works 43 years ago. She serves as secretary to the County Engineer and liaison to the Engineering staff. Her development of good working relations with the many regulatory agencies, such as the Soil Conservation District, helps the Division run smoothly.

Ann Donahue has worked as a Case Manager for the Division of Community Health Services since 1996. She assists many families with obtaining health care and educational placement, in addition to serving as an advocate to enhance children’s lives and help them achieve their potential.

Jackie Walters has served as Assistant Director for the Division on Aging, Department of Citizen Services for the past 28 years. She brings to her position a warm smile and a caring nature. Jackie’s knowledge, from transportation grants to computer systems, are vital to the division’s success.

Eric Musal, an Essex County Corrections Officer, has worked many posts during his 8-year tenure, and is presently assigned to work in Counts Control on the 2pm to 10pm shift. He is the “go-to” guy, responsible for the housing assignments of some 2,000 inmates. Officer Musal assists inmates with their many problems and responds expeditiously to their requests.

Vincent Valeri began as a laborer with the County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs seventeen years ago. Over the years, he rose through the ranks to Maintenance Repairer, Painter and Carpenter and assisted the Parks Department by assuming the responsibility of supervising the paint crew. Due to his work ethic, leadership and willingness to “help-out,” he was promoted to the position of Supervising Painter in 1991.

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