May 31, 2007 A Weekly Publication for the Employees of the City of Phoenix
Individual winners Excellence Awards presented
The following employees received
Excellence Awards during Wednesday’s to 17 teams, 8 individuals
ceremony: Santos I. Robles, Police; Seventeen employee teams and
Umayok Novell, Law; Kerry Wilcoxon, eight individuals were honored
Street Transportation; Stephen Craig, Wednesday morning at the 2006
Law; Jane E. Pincus, Law; Cheryl J. Employee Excellence Awards
Brunton, City Manager’s Office; Nathan Ceremony at the Herberger
Finden, Parks and Recreation; and Maria Theater Center.
Uhing, Neighborhood Services. The following teams were
Robles went above the call of duty to recognized:
protect children in an unsafe home and 60-Inch Water Main Break Response Team.
make the Palomino Neighborhood safer. Recognized for its response to a major water-main break: Dane Traines, Finance;
Novell was the driving force behind Noe Avila, Richard Blankenship, William C. Campbell, Aimée Conroy, Terry Dorschied,
the Canyon Corridor Alliance and works Arthur Lee Easter Sr., Jorge Estrada, Ken Kroski, Steven Lake, Patricia Macias,
with the community to reduce crime Ron E. Maze, Wayne M. Rosch, Steven Schoen, Larry O. Smith, Timothy Sterne,
along the Canyon Corridor and in west Larry Tellez, Robert Vargas and Bruce Warren, Water Services.
Phoenix. Household e-WasteRecycling Team
Wilcoxon contributed to several Established a program to recycle old computers and electronic equipment:
programs and projects designed to make Lupe M. Buys, City Manager’s Office; Theresa F. Foster, Terrence Gellenbeck,
Phoenix streets safer for all. Public Works and Marsha Butler (retired).
Craig assisted Finance’s Real Estate Summer Youth Entrepreneur and Healthcare Program Team
Division with complex real estate Championed a program that introduces inner-city students to health-care careers:
acquisition issues related to the light Lisa Gmeiner, Tim Valencia, Community and Economic Development; and Mark Carr
rail project. Human Services.
Pincus provided exceptional legal Automatic Meter Reading Implementation Team
support and guidance to city staff Implemented an automatic meter-reading system in new subdivisions and other areas:
overseeing the Matthew Henson HOPE Joe Spina, Information Technology; Russell Andreini, Laverne Boykins, Rebecca L.
VI Revitalization Project. Broughton, Connie Guethle, Linda Haeufgloeckner, Sheri Kroeplin,
Brunton researched and James Lyman, Theresa Marquez, Frances M. Morris, Cyndi Ostrander, Gary S. Oulton,
recommended bill-tracking software that James J. Rodgers, David Romero, Ron Romo, Everett C. Russell, Trina Sevilla,
effectively tracks all measures introduced Drew Taraian and Pamela G. Willier, Water.
at the State Capitol. Public Transit Detour Coordination Team
Finden organized “The Phoenix Informed bus passengers, drivers and others about bus stop changes due to
Summit Challenge,” a successful non- light-rail construction: Karen Bienias, Marie Chapple Camacho, Dale Hardy and
competitive hiking event for all ages and Chuck Italiano, Public Transit; Kirk S. Alire, Thomas Smith, Stephen Warwick and
fitness levels. Robert Wojciechowski, Street Transportation.
Uhing’s research into an investment Palomino Safe Route to School Project Team
partnership resulted in fines against the Coordinated installation of a lighted pathway that improved safety for Palomino
firm for failing to comply with codes.
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Excellence Awards (continued from page 1)
Neighborhood children: Ray Scarla, Petroleum Stores Team
Development Services; Brian Solarik, Facing a federal deadline, converted
Engineering and Architectural Services; 90 underground fuel storage tanks from
Todd M. Belzner and Mary Cobbs, low sulfur diesel to ultra low sulfur diesel:
Finance; Elijah Chaffino, Housing; Matthew Gilmore, Marilyn Nolan, Denis
Joseph A. Belval, Tim Boling, Veronica J. Sheehan and Patrick Ybarra, Finance.
Gonzalez, Kate Krietor and Mary Beth Source Code Team
Thompson, Neighborhood Services; Thwarted legal challenges by defense
Randall Singh, Parks and Recreation; lawyers by becoming experts on the
Wade Carmen, Donald Cross, computer source codes of DUI breath-
Doraine Jacob, Gary Kuznia, and testing devices: Diana Hinz and Jo-Ann The Excellence Awards trophies await their
Mark D. Landrith, Street Transportation. Leonard, Law. winners before the 2005 ceremony.
CHRIS Enhancements Team Administrative Support Certificate
Launched a custom-designed Web Program Team
Tom Jayo, Patrick E. Larkin, Josie
application in time for benefits open Created a program that enables
Leyvas-Garcia and Yolanda E. Martinez,
enrollment and other customer-service central Phoenix residents to earn Neighborhood Services.
enhancements: Joyce Griffin, Donna certificates in administrative support: Employment Advertising
Konecki, Finance; Christopher J. Becky Castro, Raquel I. Elizalde, Lou Outreach Team
Andrews, Zeke Bishop, Terri Comey, Ann Smith and Molly Weiss, Housing; Streamlined the system by which
Sam Coughenour, Amy M. Harvel, Leonard Charley, Rosemarie Chávez, organizations receive employment
Lori Kizer, Ron Kogler, Robert Loe, Pattie Fransen, Alejandra Garcia, Katina notices from the city: Michelle
Joel Matheus, Lisa Murray and Mamta Lechuga, Linda K. Randles, Theresita Fernandez and Annette Medina,
Vijayasarathi, Information Technology; Rodriguez, Barbara Stoneman-Herman Personnel.
Leslie Baird, Jerry Edwards, Jenelle D. and Denise Wallentinson, Library. Matthew Henson - HOPE VI
Hancock, Kathleen F. Nulph, Catherine 200 Compression Protocol CPR Project Public Safety Team
Parker, Rey G. Servin, Tere Sidney, Project Team Provided a safe environment for
Personnel; Jackie Temple, Retirement; Led a pilot project based on Henson Village and the surrounding
and Don Harrington (retired). innovations in traditional area: Marcos Andrade, Angelita Castro,
Smoke Alarm Awareness Team cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Warren Clara Gomez, Abiana Irwin, Lydia M.
Heightened awareness of smoke Schneider and Bruce Toliver, Fire. Martinez, Jeanette Newman and Zona
alarms in the Isaac Neighborhood: Maryvale Community Center and Pacheco, City Manager’s Office; Kevin
Rhonda Baxter, Chris Ketterer, Palo Verde Library Team E. Lawrence, Rubén Silvas, Housing;
Linda Kirby and Penelope Quinn, Fire; Shared facilities, programs and Raymond Buchanan, Travis Fields,
Doris J. Marshall, Human Services; expertise to better serve the Maryvale Monique Sermeno, Neighborhood
Tiffany Huisman, Mayor’s Office; community: Margaret Baker, David Services; Emmett R. Boyd and Rob Sells,
Olivia Delgado-Carroll and Kate Krietor, Cervantes, Paula Fortier, Judy Goad, Parks and Recreation; and Cy Cahill,
Neighborhood Services. Rebecca Hannah, Victoria Kassel, Sean Patrick Connolly and James A.
Tampico Apartments Task Force Marijo Kist, Johnny Martinez Eisenhauer Piña, Police.
Helped an apartment owner who and Lisa Tharp, Library; Tony Bonifacio
routinely rented to sex offenders find Castro, Regina Cota, Tyre Davis, Mark
more appropriate tenants: Aarón J. Engelhardt, Janie Gonzales, Denise Nominations for the 2007
Carreón-Aínsa and Umayok Novell, Excellence Awards will open in
Romero, George Ronquillo Jr., David
December. If you’re currently working
Law; Lisa M. Hubbard, Neighborhood Waldrip, Parks and Recreation.
on a project that you are considering
Services; Rose Akre, Shannon Kay Healthy Homes Demonstration nominating, start documenting your
Bartlett, David Chambers, Thomas Project Team work with photos, even video.
Farney, Jill Fowler, Ed Haines, Dave Remedied health and safety hazards Photos and video will not be part
Harvey, Steve Landry, Greg Myracle, in privately owned, low-income housing of the selection process, but if your
Tim Peltier, Bryant Rockwood and units: Diana L. Gomez, Carolyn Willmer, project wins, they can be incorporated
Holly J. Withers, Police. Human Services; Cecile Fowler, into the Excellence Awards ceremony.
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