Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for January to Fiscal Management Program Manager Jeff Chambers from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and Business Manager Cyndy Roth from the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department. The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.
Chris Lollar of the Purchasing Division of the Finance Department nominated Chambers and Roth in the category of productivity for their work in the implementation and growth of the City's purchasing card program.
Chambers and Roth are credited with creating implementation and training schedules, streamlining accounting processes and coordinating feedback for the new purchasing program.
"Jeff and Cyndy are the perfect example of what it takes implement change, promote growth and inspire prosperity for the City of Lincoln," Lollar said.
The other categories in which employees can be nominated are safety, loss prevention, customer relations and valor. Consideration also may be given to nominations that demonstrate self-initiated accomplishments or those completed outside of the nominee's job description. All City employees are eligible for the award except for elected and appointed officials. Individuals or teams can be nominated by supervisors, peers, subordinates and the public. Nomination forms are available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: hr) or from department heads, employee bulletin boards or the Human Resources Department, which oversees the awards program.
All nominations are considered by the Mayor's Award of Excellence Committee, which includes a representative with each union and a non-union representative appointed by the Mayor. Award winners receive a $50 gift certificate, a day off with pay and a plaque. All monthly winners and nominees are eligible to receive the annual award, which comes with a $250 gift certificate, two days off with pay and a plaque.