Published on February 16, 2017
More than 60 employees, representing more than 800 years of service, were presented recently with 2016 Annual County Service Awards to honor their work at the county. Board Chair Jennifer Montgomery presented individual awards to the employees in attendance in two sessions, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, as family, friends and co-workers joined to celebrate those being honored.
The awards recognize employees for significant milestones including 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. Those honored represent a cross section of all county departments and offices. "It’s absolutely my pleasure to work with each and every one of you. I feel so lucky to have such an incredible, talented and dedicated group of folks with whom I work." — Board Chair, Jennifer Montgomery
"I have great benefits! I have been blessed to work for a boss who has provided me with the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Also, the county has some truly wonderful people here supporting our community."
— Janna Jones, HHS-Adult System of Care (20-year award
"I feel very lucky to have had such a positive and wonderful job managing the Foresthill Library for the last 25 years. The Placer County team has been super supportive when needed and I’ll continue to enjoy the job!"
— Robin Guthrie, Foresthill Library (25-year award)
"I am very proud of my 35+ years with Placer County. In that time, I was lucky enough to be mentored by some amazing people, for whom I am forever thankful. I am equally grateful for those who have supported and encouraged me along the way. One of the most rewarding aspects of working for Placer County has been having the privilege of leading teams of hardworking, dedicated individuals."
— Michelle Kreeger, HHS-Human Services (35-year award)
"Working for Placer County gives me the daily opportunity to work with amazing people and help our community achieve their dreams. It is very rewarding to see customers' dream projects become reality."
— Tracee Heno, Community Development Resource Agency (20-year award)
"For me, the best part of working for Placer County is the great group of people I work with here at the Auditor-Controller’s Office."
— Linda Masters, Auditor-Controller's Office (25-year award)
"It’s hard to believe it's been 20 years. Helping our county grow technically into the 21st century has been a rewarding experience. I’m very happy to be part of that process."
— Tim Cash, ADM-Information Technology (20-year award)
"I came to work for Placer County to find security for my family since I was head of my household. I have stayed this long because I believe in helping the community and early on I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have my children grow up in a safe environment. I love what I do and everyone in my office knows that I sincerely enjoy my work and take pride in doing it."
— Nidia Russi, Health & Human Services (25-year award)
"Placer County is the second job I’ve worked at for 20 years. The first was in the private sector so I have definitely felt more secure working for Placer County. I’ve worked for a few different departments here and have learned from each position, which helped me to better serve our clients. I have also had the pleasure of working with some of the nicest people."
— Teresa Roundtree, HHS-Children's System of Care (20-year award)