On Friday, December 6, Marietta City Manager Bill Bruton honored both current and recently retired City employees who have served Marietta for a combined total of 1,862 years. The City Manager also awarded several employees with various prestigious city-wide awards.
City Manager's Award
Marietta City Manager Bill Bruton awarded Police Officer David Baldwin and IT Director Ronnie Barrett the City Manager's Award for Exceptional Service for their accomplishments, hard work, and dedication to the City. This award is presented to employees who provide the best internal service to their fellow colleagues and external service to the public, and generally seen as epitomizing public service.
Darrell Dickerson Marietta First Award
Samuel B. Stephens, a Foreperson with Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities, received the Darrell Dickerson Marietta First Award, which includes a plaque and $500 endowment. This award is given to an employee who serves as an ambassador for the city of Marietta, both internally and externally, and who cares about the City and its employees.
2013 Employee of the Year
David L. Neal, an Engineer Medic with the Marietta Fire Department, is the employee of the year for 2013. The Employee of the Year award is presented to an employee who is singled out by supervisors, peers, citizens and customers of the city of Marietta and Board of Lights and Water for consistently having a professional attitude, providing quality customer service, creating an atmosphere of teamwork, having good attendance, and their willingness to serve as a role model.
Supervisor of the Year
Freddy L. Morgan, Superintendent of Electrical Operations and Maintenance with Marietta Power, received the Alex G. Newsome Award for Supervisor of the Year. Freddy Morgan embodies what the Newsome Award represents. Alex G. Newsome was an employee of the city of Marietta for 35 years. As Superintendent of Electrical Services, Newsome was known for his knowledge of his craft, dedication, excellent teaching skills, tender heart, sense of humor and homegrown vegetables.
The following City Employees received various pins for their years of service to Marietta:
40 years of service
35 years of service
30 years of service
William "Billy" Brackett
25 years of service
Twenty-five employees who have served the city for a combined total of 602 years retired in 2013.
- Eddie Andrews with Water and Sewer
- Shirley Bahner with Finance
- Marty Buchanan with Water and Sewer
- Thomas Carson with Electrical
- Jack Cheek with Electrical
- Nancy Cheshire with Finance
- Scott Clayton with Police
- Janis Clevenger with Human Resources
- Michael Cronin with Fire
- Rosalee "Roz" Curtis with Electrical
- Ronnie Dantzler with Electrical
- Lamar Darby with Electrical
- Herbert "Herb" Edwards with Marietta Power and Water
- Thomas Evatt with Fire
- Steve Goss with Police
- Cheryl Lahey with Code Enforcement
- David Lee with Police
- Larry Leggett with Electrical
- James McCray with Electrical
- Jerry McGuirt with Customer Care
- Daryl Miller with IT
- Jackie Shields with Police
- Judy Spence with Customer Care
- Scott Tucker with Fire
- Tim Warren with Fire
More info: Marietta's Human Resources Department, 770-794-5562