Farmington Hills honors outstanding city employees

On Monday, January 22, the City of Farmington Hills held its 42nd Annual Recognition Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding employees for 2017.

The event provides an opportunity to show appreciation to dedicated employees who put forth special effort and uphold the tradition of excellent service to the community.

The outstanding employees were nominated by co-workers who considered the following criteria: outstanding job performance, service to the public, rapport with co-workers, and positive contributions to their department and the City.

Harry Yee
Harry Yee, 2017 Employee of the Year (contributed photo)

Employee of the Year

Harry Yee, Information Systems Analyst II, Central Services Department

Outstanding Employee Group, left to right - Tammy Murray, Building Official, Planning and Community Development; Joseph Van Vliet, Equipment Operator II, Public Services Department; Harry Yee, Information Systems Analyst II, Central Services Department; Matthew Gale, Recreation Supervisor, Special Services Department; and Lori Brown, Human Resources Analyst, Human Resources Department
Outstanding Employee Group, left to right – Tammy Murray, Building Official, Planning and Community Development; Joseph Van Vliet, Equipment Operator II, Public Services Department; Harry Yee, Information Systems Analyst II, Central Services Department; Matthew Gale, Recreation Supervisor, Special Services Department; and Lori Brown, Human Resources Analyst, Human Resources Department (contributed photo)

Outstanding Employees

Lori Brown, Human Resources Analyst, Human Resources Department Matthew Gale, Recreation Supervisor, Special Services Department Tammy Murray, Building Official, Planning and Community Development Joseph Van Vliet, Equipment Operator II, Public Services Department

From left: Fire Chief Jon Unruh, Fire Fighter of the Year Lieutenant Daniel Wecker, Police Officer of the Year Officer Robert Gerak and Police Chief Chuck Nebus (contributed photo)
From left: Fire Chief Jon Unruh, Fire Fighter of the Year Lieutenant Daniel Wecker, Police Officer of the Year Officer Robert Gerak and Police Chief Chuck Nebus (contributed photo)

Police Officer of the Year

Officer Robert Gerak

Fire Fighter of the Year

Lieutenant Daniel Wecker

The 71 employees who celebrated significant service anniversaries ranging from five to 40 years with the City of Farmington Hills also received recognition during the event.