Years-of-Service certificates were presented by Mayor Mike Marshall to the following employees:
Five years of service - Zach Albright, Tim Bartlett, Richard Bramlett, Jon Broom, Keith Brown, Lois Cokenour, Kerrie Gilmore, Amanda Groves, Chris Hart, Joey Henry, Keith Hente, Cliff Jackson, Barry McDowell, Chris Merideth, James Tigart, and Don Tinnin;
Ten years of service - John Blakely, Kevin Stafford, and Cindy Sturgeon;
Fifteen years of service - Tom Burns, Steve Lee, and Dan Marshall;
Thirty-five years of service - Charlotte Hale.
Included in the awards program was recognition of the 2006 Employees of the Year. Bethany McDermott was honored as the Public Safety Employee of the Year.
McDermott was recognized for her outstanding work ethic, and high percentage of off-duty responses to both city and out-of-town fire calls. Honored with her were the 2006 DPS Employees of the Quarter and nominees for this award: Bryan Dover, Flint Dees and Joey Henry.
From the Department of Public Works Randy Gaines was named the 2006 Employee of the Year. Gaines was instrumental in Street Division's ongoing efforts to remove asphalt from downtown Sikeston's streets. His efficient operation of the bobcat increased the crew's productivity. Also he played a leadership role in a number of other projects throughout the year. Honored with him were the 2006 DPW Employees of the Quarter Ricky Shelton, Bill Nance and Darren Martin.
Street Superintendent Steve Lee was honored as the 2006 Administrative/ Supervisory Employee of the Year. Lee played a major role in the development and administration of the annual street program, monitored both the Airport FAA and Depot grants, and worked closely with the Historic Midtown Development Group presenting new ideas on downtown streetscapes and sidewalk designs. Employees recognized as nominees for this award were: Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator; Jiggs Moore, Parks and Recreation director; Jim Groves, vehicle maintenance supervisor; Grace Roberts, Public Safety administrative assistant; and Rhonda Council, Governmental Services administrative assistant.