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Posted on: February 2, 2018

City Employees Recognized for Outstanding Service

Each year city management and staff recognize fellow employees who have made outstanding contributions in their respective roles at the City of Montrose. The following individuals were recently recognized for their service in 2017.

Deputy City Clerk Carolyn Bellavance was honored as the city’s 2017 Employee of the Year. Carolyn provides invaluable support to the city manager, city clerk, and city staff. Most notable in 2017 was her work on the steering committee for the Rural Philanthropy Days event and her involvement on the board of directors for the Public Art Experience (PAX) and Museum of the Mountain West.

“She is the ultimate 'go-to' person at the city and the glue that holds many things together," said City Manager Bill Bell.

Human Resources Director Terri Wilcox received the 2017 Manager’s Excellence in Service Award in recognition of her tireless efforts to recruit and care for the city’s workforce and her unwavering approach to performance management and employee development.  

“Terri’s professionalism is something to be admired and her outstanding work ethic has allowed the entire organization to stay on mission throughout some challenging times," Bell said.  “The City of Montrose could not function without the constant support of Terri and her HR team.”

The Facilities Department team of Mark Armstrong, Brayden Reeder, and Rex Burr received the 2017 Team Excellence Award. The honor, new to the city’s awards program this year, recognizes excellent initiative, efficient operations, and a commitment to successful project completion.

The facilities group cares for a broad scope of facility services ranging from routine maintenance to major upgrades and repairs. With their extensive industry knowledge, strong work ethic, positive attitudes and willingness to take on any challenge, the Facilities Department has truly transformed the way the city operates.  Their multiple skills have allowed the city to do much in-house work with quick response times, efficient cost oversight and high quality standards.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 award recipients for their service to the community.

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