Town of Southern Pines employees recently gathered to recognize staff members who achieved a service award during 2021. The Town’s annual service awards program honors those individuals who achieved a five-year increment of service over the past year to the Southern Pines community.
The Town of Southern Pines recognized the following employees who received a service award in 2021:
Five Years of Service Rodney Allred, Police Kirsten Czako, Police Austin Fowler, Fire Elizabeth Gray, Finance Michael Griffin, Police Torey Jones, Utilities Stephen Russell, Fire Daniel Smith, Inspections Lisa Webb, Planning Cindy Williams, Planning John Wilson, Fire
10 Years of Service Candis Long, Billing & Collections Jonathan Marley, IT Tracey McKenzie, Police
20 Years of Service Paul Christopher, Fire Archie Daniel, Public Works
25 Years of Service Deputy Chief Chuck Campbell, Police Chief Nick Polidori, Police
Town Manager Reagan Parsons commented, “What was thought to be a busy 2020 was entirely eclipsed by the activity of the past year. Given what will be recognized by historians as a period of great adversity and challenge, we have experienced aspects of good fortune and persevered throughout. I want to recognize and thank all of our employees for their professionalism and fortitude in showing up daily and serving the residents and visitors of this small corner of the world. Their efforts are visibly evident throughout the community daily. It is particularly worthy of celebration that we were able to gather to close out 2021 and recognize staff, especially those who achieved a five-year increment of service to the Southern Pines community. We offer a special ‘thank you’ to these individuals for their contributions.”
The Town also recognized the five Town employees who retired during 2021: Jerry Bowles and Frank Catena in the parks division of Public Works and Lisa Williams, Chris Coleman, and Rodney Allred from the Police department. Parsons shared, “We wish these individuals all the best as they take their 82 years of service to Southern Pines into the next chapters of their lives. Many were not able to receive a traditional ‘send-off’ due to the pandemic, but their legacies of service and friendship will not soon be forgotten.”
Feature photo by John Patota/Sandhills Sentinel.