Employee Recognition for Quality Service
Please take a moment to share your story with us by submitting the form below. Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including members of the public, co-workers, supervisors, administrators, elected officials, etc.Nominate an Employee
One of Kent County's Core Values is to provide high-quality service to internal and external customers. If you know a County employee who deserves to be recognized for providing high-quality service, please take a moment to share your story by completing a nomination form.
- Must be a Kent County employee, cannot be an elected official or appointed individual.
- The employee must have helped to fulfill the County's mission by providing you with outstanding quality service.
- The employee must have projected courtesy and respect towards his or her customers.
- The employee must have demonstrated outstanding performance overall and must possess a favorable work record.
Selected Quality Service Employees will receive:
- A letter of appreciation from the Kent County Administrator/Controller;
- A service recognition article to be published in the County Communicator and;
- Recognition at a Kent County Board of Commissioner's meeting and during the annual Kent County Work Team Recognition Breakfast.
Employees of the Quarter
One of Kent County's Core Values is to provide high-quality service to internal and external customers. It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the Facilities Management Team at the Kent County Health Department (Alan Brunges, Daniel Kroll, Tom Paepke and Connell Traxler) and Natashia Smith for living out this value.
Facilities Management Team
Alan Brunges, Daniel Kroll, Tom Paepke and Connell Traxler
The Facilities Management team at the Kent County Health Department is recognized as a group of Quality Service Employees of the 3rd Quarter. Their high-quality service has made a meaningful impact on the internal customers of Kent County. The individuals who nominated the group wrote:
"For the last several months Alan, Dan, Connell and Tom have been beautifully updating our Health Department with new paint and carpet. Although by itself this task would be a huge undertaking, they continue to balance priorities and respond to other requests throughout the building. They are also always willing to move heavy packages that come in for us or help with assisting drivers that have issues. They constantly deal with crazy issues like people flushing things they shouldn't down the toilets, etc. We just wanted to share our appreciation."
Another co-worker wrote a similar statement:
“Alan, Dan, Connell and Tom have been working hard to update our Health Department with new paint and carpet. They even continue to balance other priorities and respond to other requests throughout the building. We are truly lucky to have such a talented team!”
Patrol Officer - Sheriff’s Office
Natashia Smith is a County Patrol Officer with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and is also recognized as one of the Kent County Quality Service Employees of the 3rd Quarter. Natashia’s high-quality service has made a meaningful impact within the greater Kent County community. The individual who nominated Natashia wrote:
“Natashia Smith is a fabulous asset of Kent County - not just the Sheriff's Department - the entire County. She has served Algoma Township as the Community Policing Deputy for several years. In that period, I have had dozens of interactions as she executed her role.
She has truly made a difference within Algoma. Her 'coffee with a cop' have been warmly received; evidenced by persons coming back month after month. Her efforts to stay in touch with local businesses is a contact they value - offering suggestions and listening to concerns. She was always available to homeowner groups. She visits our retirement communities to, again, assure and listen with empathy. As testimony to these efforts, she was truly missed by all during her recent medical leave.
These listed efforts are in addition to her completing the regular duties of Kent County Sheriff Deputy. During my tenure as a Trustee on the Algoma Board, I could count on Natashia to provide concise reports of her efforts and concerns within the township. Upon query of those concerns, she always provided calm detailed explanations. She thoroughly engaged with all members of township staff by providing vigilant consistency.
I am negligent in providing this nomination - I should have sent it numerous times over the last few years. It took her moving out of the role of Algoma Community Policing Deputy to take the time to report. Algoma Township will be less without her dedicated efforts on our behalf.”