The Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) was created on January 1, 1982. One of our primary functions is publicly recognizing County employees for outstanding performance. One way this is achieved is through the Pride & Quality Award, which acknowledges extraordinary job performance that results in greater efficiencies (time or cost saving measures to the County), extraordinary public service and/or positive impact on the public perception of government.
The ERC is pleased to recommend Julie Mashino, Calvert County Family Network Coordinator, for a Pride & Quality Award. This year, Julie developed five new programs to improve the well-being of Calvert’s children, youth, and families and coordinated two significant projects. One year ago, Julie applied for a Governor’s Office for Children (GOC) grant to develop a web-based resource directory for human services. She also secured financial support for annual updates and maintenance from key partners — Calvert Library, the Health Department, and Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS). With over 3,000 listings, OurCalvert.com has the potential to provide significant long-term positive impact for the entire Calvert community.
Six months ago Julie engaged CCPS culinary staff and representatives from Farming 4 Hunger, HeartFelt Backpack, Judy Center, Lifestyles, Inc., and the Department of Social Services to develop a Summer Lunch Pilot Program. Julie secured funding from GOC and No Kid Hungry. The program was open to anyone in the community. Over the course of six weeks, approximately 416 fresh meals were provided to Lusby families. Julie’s enthusiasm and motivation, her extraordinary public service, and the positive impact on public perception of County Government that has resulted from her efforts make her an excellent choice for the Pride & Quality award.
FY 2019 grant funding for the resource website and summer meals program totaled $39,214. FY 2020. Grant funding for programs to improve the well-being of Calvert’s children, youth, and families is $710,655.
This special award, which includes a monetary award of $250, was presented on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Congratulations on a job well done, Julie Mashino!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon