Posted: Tuesday, December 4th 2012 at 11:31pm
Cornelia presents employee longevity awards
By Rob Moore Editor
Cornelia employees recognized Tuesday night include, from left, Debra Richard, T.J. Jenkins, Jonathan Goss, Bobo Bennett, Sgt. Paul Chesebro, Mayor J.C. Irby, Cpl. Jacob Coffey, Dwayne Palmer, Capt. Jonathan Roberts, Debbie Turner, Janie Henderson, Jeff Barron, Lassie Porter, and Chief Frankie Smith. In the background are commissioners Wes Dodd, Janice Griggs, Don Bagwell, and Tony Cook. (Photo/Rob Moore)
CORNELIA – Tuesday night the Cornelia City Commission recognized 16 employees with a combined 200 years of service to the city.
Two of those employees account for 75 of those years of service. Fire Chief Frankie Smith has been employed by the city for 40 years, while Deputy Clerk Lassie Porter has worked for the city for 35 years.
Mayor J.C. Irby and Human Resources Manager Diane Feorino recognized the employees during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.
Henry “Bobo” Bennett, a maintenance technician, was honored for 20 years of service. Feorino said Bennett also worked for the city before the current 20 years, but left for a time.
Receiving 15-year recognitions were City Clerk Janie Henderson and City Planner/Marshal Jeffery Barron.
Ten-year recognitions went to firefighter Dwayne Palmer, Administrative Assistant Debbie Turner, Assistant Police Chief Chad Smith, and Capt. Jonathan Roberts of the police department.
Five-year service recognitions were given to wastewater treatment plant operator Debra Richard, maintenance technicians Timothy Brock and Jonathan Goss, Cpl. Jacob Coffey, Sgt. Paul Chesebro, and Sgt. Joe Pontes of the police department, and sanitation operator T.J. Jenkins.
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