December 9, 2022
MARIETTA - Mayor Steve Tumlin and City Manager Bill Bruton honored both current and recently retired City employees who have served Marietta for a combined total of 1,827 years. The City Manager also awarded several employees with various prestigious City-wide awards.
City Manager's Award
Marietta City Manager Bill Bruton awarded Kimberly Robertson, Cashier in the Customer Care Department, Bradley Welsh, Electrical Designer in the Electrical Department, Garfield Rowe, Sanitation Foreperson in the Public Works Department, and Keisha Register, Employment Manager in the Department of Human Resources and Risk Management, the City Manager's Award for Exceptional Service for their accomplishments, hard work, and dedication to the City. This award is presented to employees or groups of employees who provide the best internal service to their fellow colleagues and external service to the public and is generally seen as epitomizing public service.
Darrell Dickerson Marietta First Award
John Falk, Public Safety Ambassador in the Police Department, received the Darrell Dickerson Marietta First Award, which includes a plaque and $500 endowment. This award is given to an employee who serves as an ambassador for the City of Marietta, both internally and externally, and who cares about the City and its employees.
2022 Employee of the Year
Lee Greene, Senior Police Officer in the Police Department, was recognized as the Employee of the Year for 2022. The Employee of the Year award is presented to an employee who is singled out by supervisors, peers, citizens, and customers of the City of Marietta and Board of Lights and Water for consistently having a professional attitude, providing quality customer service, creating an atmosphere of teamwork, having good attendance, and their willingness to serve as a role model.
Supervisor of the Year
Kenny Thomason, Streets Supervisor in the Public Works Department, received the Alex G. Newsome Memorial Award for Supervisor of the Year. Alex G. Newsome was an employee of the City of Marietta for 35 years. As Superintendent of Electrical Services, Newsome was known for his knowledge of his craft, dedication, excellent teaching skills, tender heart, sense of humor, and homegrown vegetables.
Rising Star Award
Kelli Kindle, Administrative Assistant in the Public Works Department, and Jamie Durocher, Firefighter in the Fire Department, received the Rising Star Award. This award is presented to full-time employees who have less than two years of full-time service and have made a significant impact in their time with the City.
The following City employees received various pins or certificates for their years of service to Marietta:
40 YEARS OF SERVICE:
Lori Herrin Electrical
35 YEARS OF SERVICE:
Bruce Bishop IT
Paul Hooks Public Works
Tommy Maloney Police (certificate)
30 YEARS OF SERVICE:
Kenny Thomason Public Works
25 YEARS OF SERVICE:
Jack Curtis Customer Care
John Edwards Public Works
Duane Farist Public Works
Michael Freer Police (certificate)
Clark Galloway Electrical
Scott Goudreau Fire
Gerry Hicks Police
Brian Honea Police
Tim Lemming Police
Brian Marshall Police
Tim Milligan Fire
Ron Mull Board of Lights and Water
Keith Person Public Works
Norman Pineiro Public Works
Thomas Smith Customer Care
Jasmin Thigpen Customer Care
Gregorio Velasquez Public Works
Seventeen employees who served the City for a combined total of 387 years retired in 2022:
Parks, Recreation, and Facilities
More info: Marietta's Human Resources Department, 770-794-5562