Otero County employees recognized for years of service
The annual tradition of recognizing Otero County employees for their years of service was a little different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the Board of County Commissioners announced recognitions and awards for employees' service.
Employees were recognized in tiers tied to their length of employment with the county and each received an award. Employees who have been with the county 25 years or more received a plaque as well as cash.
County employees who have been with the county for five years received a tumbler. They included:
- Darla Miller
- Elizabeth Medina
- Leslie Fellow
- Patricia Jenkins
- Hannah Fasick
- Lisa Conty
- Jay Scott
County employees with a 10-year history of service were awarded vests and include:
- Kristin Kadlecek
- Tommie Chambers
- Amy Palomino
Employees with 20 years of service were awarded a jacket and plaque. Those employees were:
- Terri Fagan
- Charles Mitchell
- Jo Jancar
- Valerie Covington
- Richard Ritter
Philomena Edmonson was awarded $200 and a plaque for 25 years of service.
Jeffrey Watkins and Gayleen Springer were each awarded $250 and a plaque for their 30 years of work for Otero County.
Lynn Graves was awarded $300 and a plaque for 35 years with the county.
Last, for 40 years of service with Otero County, Bennie Martinez and Scott Smith were each awarded $350 and plaques.
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