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Gila County Employees Recognized


Gila County recognized 87 employees during its annual service awards presentation at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7.

“We’re grateful to these employees for their commitment to Gila County and proud of the way it reflects on the County as an employer,” says Shelley McPherson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Gila County Human Resources Director.

Each year, the County recognizes employees with five, ten, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service. The awards highlight employees in all departments, from the Sheriff’s Office to Public Works, to County Attorney.

Gila County employs about 635 people. For more information about job opportunities at Gila County call the Gila County Job Line at 928-402-8725 or visit www.gilacountyaz.gov.

Employees recognized for 5 years of service: Alfonzo Alvarez, Candy Bell, Johnie Brake, John Digman, Michelle Duarte, Lynn Durst, John Dzera, Gary Eggert, Donald Engler, Robert Henry, Melissa Kennedy, Laurie Kline, Sharisse Kubala, Helene Lopez, Christine Lovato, Karen Miller, Nicholas Montague, Jerry Moore, Michael O’Driscoll, Jessica Ortega, Nora Palmer, Erika Pisano, Karrie Powers, Kevin Roberts, Karrie Schaal, Steven Seaman, Emelle Silvers, Charles Turney, Jillian Velarde, Margaret Velasquez, Colten White, Joseph Williams, and Kenneth Wortman.

Employees recognized for 10 years of service: Jeffrey Baer, Jim Berry, Martina Burnam, Lucinda Campbell, Ray Carpenter, Stephen Cline, Angelo Cutter, Glinda Fabok, William Hanna, Patricia Henderson, Melanie Howell, Brandi Kriley, Christina Lopez, Adam Mancha, Gaylynn Quintana, Edward Reyes, Cindy Roberts, Karen Rubalcava, Kimberly Rust, Stephanie Szpotowski, Bruce Tanner, Shirley Taylor, Caroline Turner, Phillis Weaver, and Rhonda Wood.

Employees recognized for 15 years of service: Samson Arney, Bradley Bennett, Lorenzie Corvin, Byron Cotney, June Ava Florescue, Diana Jones, Leonard Kerszykowski, Thersea Mikeworth, Brenda Newton, and Keith Thompson

Employees recognized for 20 years of service: Rebecca Baeza, Heather Boyer, David Buffington, Patricia Campos, Gary Frantom, Linda Hom, Cassie Reyes, Steven Sanders, Dana True, Debra Williams, Sharon Winters, and Edward Wisdom.

Employees recognized for 25 years of service: Rebecca Barajas and Barney Branstetter.

Employees recognized for 30 years of service: Tiffany Poarch

Employees recognized for 40 years of service: Anita Escobedo and Mike Golden


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