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Employee of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2014

EOY 2014 Mike Heine.jpgAll of the employees that had been previoulsly selected as an Employee of the Month for 2014 were considered for Employee of the Year.  Of the candidates, Mike Heine was chosen and recognized at the May 2015 City Commission meeting.

Mike's sustained professionalism and dedicated public service for 40+ years distinguishes him as one of the City of Wauchula's most outstanding employees.

Congratulations!!!





Kyle Bogart.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for
November 2014 Kyle Bogart.

Kyle Bogart began her employment with the Wauchula Police Department on January 12th, 2012.  Kyle is currently assigned as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief and Assistant Chief of Police.  Kyle is also the assistant Records Custodian as well as the assistant Evidence Custodian.  Kyle is an integral member of the administrative staff who ensures that the Wauchula Police Department works in a smooth and efficient manner.  Great Job!!!



104_8366.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee of the Month recipient for October 2014 Amy Drake.  

Officer Amy Drake began her employment with the Wauchula Police Department on April 17th, 2007.  Currently Officer Drake is assigned as the full-time School Resource Officer at Wauchula Elementary School.  In addition to working as a School Resource Officer, Officer Drake is also a certified Crime Prevention Practitioner through the Attorney General’s Office.  Officer Drake is also a certified Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E) instructor through the National Self-Defense Institute.  In this capacity, Officer Drake provides local women with self-defense and awareness training.  Officer Drake is also a certified law enforcement instructor through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as well as an Adjunct Instructor in the Criminal Justice Academy at South Florida State College





12022014_41103_0.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for September 2014 Jason Klein.

Jason hired in at the City of Wauchula on September 23, 2013
as an Inventory Specialist.   The City has future plans for Jason in becoming the City of Wauchula Public Works Planner. Jason brings experience in this field of work from his duties while serving our country in the United States Air Force.   Jason is doing an exceptional job here at the City. We are very proud to have Jason on our team.





justi.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for August 2014 Justin Wyatt.

Sgt. Justin Wyatt began his career with the Wauchula Police Department in 2009 as a part time officer.  Sgt. Wyatt eventually went full time and obtained the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 2013.  Sgt. Wyatt has received numerous commendations, including the Medal of Valor in 2011 for the rescue of a woman from a burning residence.  Sgt. Wyatt is a valued and respected member of the City of Wauchula team.




8272014_25046_1.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee of the Month Recipient for July 2014 Jeff Baker.

Jeff began his employment with the City of Wauchula in July 2003 working in the Parks and Grounds Department. Shortly after that Jeff was promoted into the Meter Reading department. Then in April 2004 Jeff was promoted to the Water & Sewer department, which is where he carries the title Water & Sewer Maintenance Worker 1. Jeff also works closely with our Meter Reader in completing daily repairs as needed. The City is glad that Jeff is part of our team.





8272014_25140_2.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee of the Month Recipient for June 2014 Robert Spencer.

Corporal Robert Spencer began his employment with the Wauchula Police Department in May 2005 as a Part-Time Patrol Officer.  He was promoted to Full-Time Patrol Officer in August 2005 and to Corporal in June 2011.  Corporal Spencer is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and is an active instructor with the Wauchula Police Department as well as an Adjunct Instructor at South Florida State College.  Corporal Spencer is certified to provide instruction in all general topics as well as Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations.  Corporal Spencer is also a certified instructor through the American Heart Association and provides CPR instruction to all City of Wauchula employees every 2 years.  Corporal Spencer is also certified to operate the police motorcycle and is a certified Traffic Homicide Investigator. The City Police Department is pleased to have Spencer on their team.




6202014_32516_1.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee of the Month Recipient for May 2014 Steve Stevens.

Steve first began his tenure with the City of Wauchula in March of 1986 as a Parks and Grounds Maintenance worker. He has a total of 20 years of service with the City of Wauchula. Steve is the Crew Leader for the Water & Sewer Maintenance crew. Steve is required by the State of Florida to hold certain licenses and certifications. In addition, Steve trains those employees who are seeking to obtain their CDL licenses and prepares them for the required testing. Steve is a very valuable employee to the City and we look forward to many years of service from him.
        
                        Great Job!





5232014_41432_0.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee of the Month Recipient for April 2014 Sandra Rojas.


Sandra began her employment with the City of Wauchula Police Department in October 2004. Sandra is the Victims Advocate for the City of Wauchula and also Hardee County. Sandra is very committed to her job and is on call 24/7. She coordinates and is team leader for the Rely for Life; she coordinates the Pill Drop program once a year and she assist’s with the Accreditation process at the Police Department. Sandra will have completed 10 years of employment in October. The City is very fortunate to have Sandra on our team.

Keep up the Great Work!



 
clip_image03.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for March 2014 Michael Heine.

Mike began his tenure with the City of Wauchula in June of 1974. Mike completed his Police Officer training and came to work for the City’s Police Department until 1975. Mike decided in 1975 to try out Firefighting, he completed the necessary training and became a Firefighter for the City until 1981. Mike transferred to the Waste Water Treatment Plant/Water Treatment Plant in 1981, and remains there still. Mike holds dual licensing in his area of expertise. Out of the 75+ employees Mike has the most years of service with the City. In June 2014 Mike will have worked for the City for 40 years. WOW talk about dedication. The City is very proud that Mike is a part of our team.

EXCELLENT JOB!!!!




3262014_121028_0.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for February 2014 Todd McKinnish.

Todd began his employment with the City of Wauchula on January 06, 1997. Todd hired in as a Water Treatment Plant/Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator #02. In November 2009 he received his WTP/WWTP Operator #01 license and in September 2012 Todd was promoted to the WTP/WWTP Plant Manager. Todd is required to keep his certifications current to stay compliant with the State of Florida. Todd does a great job managing his staff of 5 and making sure his department is run effectively and efficiently.

Way to GO!!!



EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2013

S. Chestnut - Employee of the Year 2013.jpgAll of the employees that had been previoulsly selected as an Employee of the Month for 2013 were considered for Employee of the Year.  Of the candidates, Sandy Chestnut was chosen and recognized at the February 2014 City Commission meeting.  Congratulations, Sandy and Thank You for your continued service!!

Sandy Chestnut
Employee of the Year 2013





1242014_113938_0.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for December
2013 Jerry Welch.


Jerry began his employment with the City of Wauchula on July 15th 2003 as a Tree Trimmer Helper working in the Electric Distribution Department.  Jerry continued to excel in this field and was promoted to the Tree Trimmer on October 01, 2006.  As Jerry’s tenure continued with the City so did his training and knowledge of his job. On June 26, 2007 he promoted to the Lineman 3 position, on October 01, 2009 he promoted to the Lineman 2 position. The City is proud to announce that on October 01, 2013 Jerry was promoted to the Lineman 1 position.  We are looking forward to many years of service from Jerry providing the City with his dedication to our citizens.


AWESOME JOB!




                
12202013_93613_1.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for November 2013, Natali Casillas

Natali began her employment with the City on May 13, 2013 as the part time Customer Service Delinquent  Accounts Specialist. On November 05, 2013 Natali submitted a request of transfer into the full time Customer Service Cashier position.  Natali continues to strive to learn all aspects of her department. Natali is being cross-trained in all areas of Customer Service. The City is excited about Natali being a part of our team.
        
Awesome Job!!



11152013_95643_0.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for October 2013 Steve Parsley.

Steve began his employment with the Wauchula Police Department on September 18, 2012. Steve hired in as a Part Time Animal Control Officer. Steve brings with him several years of experience in the Animal Control field along with many certifications. Steve has done and continues to do an awesome job as the City’s Animal Control Officer. Effective October 01, 2013 Steve became a full time employee with the City. Congratulations! We are proud to have Steve on the City of Wauchula team.

                Keep up the hard work!!!




10182013_120922_1.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for September 2013 Billy Short.

Billy became employed by the City of Wauchula on 07/10/07. Billy was hired on working in the Electric Distribution Center department as a Tree Trimmer. Billy brings to the City several years experience in tree trimming around electrical lines.  Billy was recently promoted to the Lineman #3 position, but he isn’t stopping there.  Billy will continue his on the job training and will continue to receive his certifications with outside sources. Billy’s goal is to become a Lineman #1 with the City of Wauchula. The City is very proud of Billy for his accomplishment and encourages him to continue his certification in the electrical field.
Great Job!!





9182013_112542_1.pngIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for August  2013 Christopher LeConte.

Detective Christopher LeConte is a graduate of Mississippi State College and began working for the Wauchula Police Department in April 2003 as a full-time patrol officer.  During his tenure with the Wauchula Police Department he has held the position of K9 Handler, Corporal, Patrol Sergeant and most recently that of Detective.  Detective LeConte has received two (2) Life Saving Awards as well as other numerous awards.  Detective LeConte has been certified with the National Police Canine Association as a K9 handler and was certified in the use of a Police K9 for patrol, tracking and narcotics detection.  Detective LeConte has recently attended Crime Scene I and II training as well as training in Advanced Interview and Interrogation Techniques.  Detective LeConte is also certified through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as a Law Enforcement Instructor as well as a Field Training Officer and provides ongoing training within the agency.  Detective LeConte has demonstrated strong leadership skills and has continued to be an integral member of the Wauchula Police Department as well as the City of Wauchula.

Great Job!!!!!




882013_13310_0.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for July 2013 Sandy Chestnut.

Sandy began her employment with the City of Wauchula on October 24, 1994 as a Lab Technician for the Waste Water/Water Treatment Plants. Some of Sandy’s responsibilities are collecting water samples, preparing and submitting process control reports for the State of Florida and the City. Sandy has taken on additional responsibilities since the promotion of Andy Maddox. The City is fortunate to have an employee such as Sandy who is dedicated to her job and the City of Wauchula.

Keep up the Great Work!!




clip_image002.jpgIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for June 2013 Angelica (Angie) Navarro.


Angie began her journey with the City of Wauchula on January 28, 2008 as the Customer Service Cashier. On January 18, 2013 Angie was promoted into the Accounts Payable position.  Her responsibilities are paying all the City’s expenses, filing and many more duties. Angie also helps the customer service department when they are short staffed. Angie’s plans are to advance within the City and continue to grow when more job opportunities become available.

                      Great Job!!!!




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It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for May 2013 Richard Loredo.

Richard began his employment with the City of Wauchula on June 06, 2011. Richard was hired in working at the Parks and Grounds Department. Richard has held that position since his time of hire. Some of the responsibilities for Richard are maintaining the City parks and all City roadways. Richard is a very dependable employee and a hard worker.
Great Job!!!





Irene Santoyo - April 2013.pngIt is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for April 2013 Irene Santoyo.

Irene began her tenure with the City as a full time/ temporary employee on February 6, 2008 working in our Customer Service department.
On February 03, 2009, Irene became a full time employee with the City. Irene was promoted to the Inventory Specialist position on March 08, 2012.  Since Irene’s promotion there have been many occasions that she has helped out when the customer service department has been short staffed. Irene is always willing to help out her fellow co-workers in their time of need. Irene is a very valuable employee and the City is grateful for her dedication.

Awesome Job!!!




Israel Naranjo - Employee of the Month March 2013It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for March 2013 Israel Naranjo.

Israel’s employment with the City of Wauchula began on May 27, 2008. Israel was hired as a Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker, which he continues to hold the same position. Along with many other responsibilities, Israel mows and maintains the City of Wauchula Airport property. Israel is a team worker and always willing to help out wherever he is needed. The City is proud to have Israel as part of the City of Wauchula’s team.

                        Great Job!!





Donnie Ellis - Employee of the Month February 2013It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for February 2013 Donnie Ellis.

Donnie’s current employment with the City of Wauchula began on June 28, 2005. Prior to this date Donnie worked for the City for 6.5 years. Donnie’s position with the City is a Water Treatment Plant & Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator #1. Donnie brings to the City many years of experience and knowledge in this area. Donnie also holds multiple certifications required in his profession. We appreciate his hard work and dedication to the City of Wauchula.

Good Job!




Matthew Whatley - Employee of the Month January 2013
It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for January 2013 Matthew Whatley.

Matthew began his tenure with the City of Wauchula Police Department on August 04, 2003 as a Part Time 3rd Class Patrolman. On March 01, 2005, Matthew became a full time employee holding the position as a 2nd Class Patrolman, then on May 02, 2006 Matthew became a 1st Class Patrolman. Matthew continues to strive for success and was promoted to the position as Corporal on January 9, 2007. Matthew was also promoted as Drug Task Force Detective in September of 2009 then in September of 2012 he was promoted as the Agency Lead Detective. Along with many other duties Matthew also resumed the technical support responsibilities for the Police Department. Matthew is a team player and a true asset to the City of Wauchula Police Department.

Great Job!!!




EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2012

Employee of the Year 2012 - John Eason.jpgAll of the employees that had been previoulsly selected as an Employee of the Month for 2012 were considered for Employee of the Year.  Of the candidates, John M. Eason was chosen and recognized at the February 2013 City Commission meeting.  Congratulations, John and Thank You for your continued service!!

John Eason
Employee of the Year 2012




Photo of Raina Bergens, Employee of the Month December 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for December 2012 Raina Bergens.

Raina began her journey with the City of Wauchula at the Police Department on November 10, 2004 as a part time Administrative Assistant. In April 2005 Raina became a full time employee. Since then she was offered the opportunity to advance within the City of Wauchula as the City's Code Enforcement Officer. She accepted the offer in September 2008. We are very proud of the many accomplishments she has made.


Job Well Done!!!!!



Photo of Victoria Thompson, Employee of the Month November 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for November 2012 Victoria Thompson.



Victoria began her employment at the City of Wauchula Police Department in April 2003 as the Administrative Assistant. In January 2012 Victoria was promoted to the Deputy City Clerk position. Victoria is a very dedicated employee and her professionalism is a great value to the City of Wauchula. We are pleased that she is part of the City of Wauchula's team.

Awesome Job!!!





Photo of Raul Garcia, Employee of the Month October 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for October 2012 Raul Garcia.

Raul began his employment with the City of Wauchula on June 09, 2006. Raul hired in working on the Parks & Grounds department. On November 6, 2008 Raul transferred into our Meter Reading department. Raul is the City's only Meter Reader, which keeps him extremely busy. Raul is a very valuable employee to the City of Wauchula.
Raul became a new and first time daddy in August to a little baby girl!! Be sure to congratulate him on his new baby and a job well done for the City of Wauchula.

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!




Photo of Tammi Pearson, Employee of the Month September 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for September 2012 Tammy Pearson

Tammy started her employment with the City of Wauchula on August 02, 2010. She was hired in as our Police Clerk for the Wauchula Police Department. Tammy comes to the City with experience in law enforcement, which makes her a great asset to the City. Her duties include various responsibilities such as grants administration, background checks and many other duties. Tammy really enjoys working with the public and making sure things run smoothly on a daily basis.


Keep up the good Work




Photo of Carl Carte, Employee of the Month August 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for August 2012 Carl Carte.

Carl became employed by the City of Wauchula on 07/11/00. Carl was hired on working in the Parks and Grounds department. On 11/21/00 Carl transferred into the Meter Reader position. But his journey didn't end there. On 01/09/02 Carl saw a great opportunity to advance into the Electrical Distribution department. Carl currently holds the position as a Lineman 3. He continues to strive toward advancement in his current position. Carl is always ready to serve our City in emergency and non-emergency situations. The City is very proud of his commitment to the City of Wauchula and it's residents.

AWESOME JOB!!!!



Photo of Roger Bass, Employee of the Month July 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for July 2012 Roger Bass.

Roger was hired with the City of Wauchula on April 07, 2011 as a Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker. Shortly after that he was promoted to Parks and Grounds Foreman. Roger is responsible for our crews that mow and weed eat all the City roadways, parks and occasionally the cemetery. Roger is a very hard working employee and is a great example as a Foreman. When you see Roger be sure to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the City of Wauchula.


Job Well Done!!



Photo of Jay Johnson, Employee of the Month June 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for June 2012 Jay Johnson.

Jay began his employment with the City of Wauchula on 09/04/2007. Jay was hired in as our Parks and Grounds Manager. Jay oversees many different areas for the City of Wauchula. His responsibilities include maintaining the cemetery grounds, city parks, road mediums and many other areas. Jay manages a crew of 6 or more employees. Jay is a dedicated employee and the City of Wauchula is proud to have him on our team.


Great Team Work!!!!!




Photo of Donna Ehrenkaufer, Employee of the Month May 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for May 2012 Donna Ehrenkaufer.

Donna's employment began on May 18, 1998 as Customer Service Cashier. On September 06, 2005 Donna was promoted to the Customer Service Manager. With that promotion Donna has accepted full responsibility for the Customer Service Department. Those responsibilities include Cashiers, Cuts & Collects, Cemetery, and Business Tax License with many other duties. Donna currently manages (2) customer service representatives and (1) Meter Reader. Donna is very dedicated to the residents of City of Wauchula and strives to provide friendly and professional customer service.

Job Well Done!!



Photo of John Eason, Employee of the Month April 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for April 2012 John Eason.

John Eason started working for the City of Wauchula on October 22, 2002 as a part time Patrol Officer. He became a full time officer on March 3, 2003. Upon completion of certification on June 15, 2004 John was promoted to Patrolman 2nd Class, then on March 08, 2005 he became a Patrolman 1st Class. He became a Sergeant on May 3, 2005.
John is a certified CPR Instructor and conducts the training for the City of Wauchula every two years. He is certified in many other law enforcement fields such as a Police Academy Instructor at SFCC, Firearms Instructor, and Taser Instructor.

He is a valuable employee to the City of Wauchula.

Job Well Done!!!!



Photo of Terri Svenson, Employee of the Month March 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for March 2012 Terri Svendsen

Terri began her journey with the City of Wauchula in January 1996 hired in as a temporary/permanent employee. Her position was the assistant to the City Clerk. Shortly after being hired other opportunities began to unfold. In April 1996 she became a full time employee after transferring into the Accounts Payable position, holding that position for 6 months, she transferred into the Customer Service cashier position holding that position for several years. Terri currently is the Human Resources & Payroll Manager for the City. We are proud that she continues to strive for making the City of Wauchula a better place to work!

Keep up the good work!!!!!



Photo of Michael Graham, Employee of the Month February 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month Recipient for February 2012 Michael Graham!!!

Michael began his employment with the City of Wauchula on October 28, 2004. Michael hired in as a Sanitation Maintenance Worker and still holds that position. Michael is very dependable, dedicated and hard worker. The City of Wauchula is proud to have Michael on our team. Be sure to wave at Michael as you see him pass by on the back of the sanitation truck. Keep up the good work.



Photo of Ernesto Aguilar, Employee of the Month January 2012It is a great pleasure to announce our very first Employee Of The Month Recipient Ernesto Aguilar!!!

Ernesto began employment with the City of Wauchula in February 1986 hired in, as a Lineman 1. Ernesto is an outstanding and dedicated employee. The City of Wauchula is honored to have him as one of our most valued Employees.

Be sure to take a moment and congratulate Ernesto on this great accomplishment...






 
 
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