The Team Excellence award recognizes employees who have excelled as a group and displayed cooperation and teamwork in support of a common goal or project. The Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) is pleased to recommend the following empl oyees for a Team Excellence Award:
Department of Public Works/Fleet Maintenance William (Stu) Bowen, Jonathan Hance, Robert Lee, Kenneth Napier, John Sypa, Thomas Vito, and Ronald Windsor
This seven-person team is being recognized for their outstanding response to a workplace accident.
On a stormy night in late January, while repairing a snow removal vehicle, John (JT) Thompson, a fleet maintenance mechanic fell, struck his head on a snowplow, and gashed his forehead and hand. Without hesitation, coworkers Ken Napier and Jonathan (JD) Hance rushed to assist. Their quick, calm response prevented further injury. Robbie Lee accompanied JT in the ambulance, John Sypa picked up JT’s wife and brought her to the hospital so she could drive JT’s vehicle home once he was released.
This was a team effort, but by remaining calm and knowing first aid procedures, Ken and JD went beyond the scope of their normal job duties and showed exceptional selflessness in assisting their fellow employee.
The Calvert Boardof County Commissioners presented each member of the team a framed certificate at their meeting on July 30, 2019.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon