By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
College Station Police Department Sgt. Kevin Harris was named the City of College Station’s 2017 Employee of the Year during a ceremony Thursday at the city council’s workshop meeting.
Harris was among 13 candidates who were nominated by their peers. The nominations were reviewed and judged by a panel of employees representing a cross-section of the organization.
Harris, an eight-year veteran of CSPD, is assigned to night shift patrol. Among his many duties, Harris serves as administrator for the Brazos Tech ticket-writing software and is part of the implementation team for the Tri-Tech Computer-Aided Dispatch and Records Management System — also known as CAD/RMS.
Employee of the Year Nominees
Gerald Borths, Crew Leader (Water Services)
Cecilia Browder, Staff Assistant (Public Works)
Diana Clendenin, Generalist (Human Resources)
Bo Deal, Firefighter (Fire)
Julia Franz, Telecommunications Supervisor (Police)
Kevin Harris, Sergeant (Police)
Amber Johnson, Staff Assistant (Planning & Development Services)
Cheletia Johnson, Lincoln recreation Center Supervisor (Parks & Recreation)
Tom Jordan, SCADA Systems Analyst (CSU Electric)
Lacey Lively, Marketing Manager (Public Communications)
Cody Mays, Systems Analyst (Information Technology)
Joyce Parish, Customer Service Representative (Utility Customer Service)
Jennifer Springer, Office Manager (Utility Customer Service)
The city also recognized its employees who have reached 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
Employees who reached the milestones of 5, 10 and 15 years of service were recognized at departmental events.
Neil Black, Network Systems Analyst (Information Services)
Billy Couch, Assistant Chief (Police)
Stacy Lee, Electric Compliance Officer (CSU Electric)
Jennifer Nations, Program Coordinator (Water Services)
Brandy Norris, Assistant Chief (Police)
Kenneth Petereit, Sergeant (Police)
Christopher Poole, Captain (Fire)
Noe Rincones, Officer (Police)
Timothy Sullivan, Captain (Fire)
Gilbert Urrutia, Mechanic (Public Works)
Tim Hamff, Captain (Fire)
Celia Hernandez, Executive Assistant (City Manager’s Office)
Kyle Patterson, Sergeant (Police)
Debbie Raley, Customer Service Representative (Fiscal Services)
James Woodward, Sergeant (Police)
Ben Accurso, Jr., Meter Services Supervisor (Water Services)
Randall Harmon, Lieutenant (Fire)
Deborah Grace-Rosier, Staff Assistant II (Planning & Development Services)
Louis Solis, Apparatus Operator (Fire)
Congratulations to all and thank you for your service and dedication!
Colin Killian (@ColinKillian) has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., he graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.
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