To say somebody is the Best Civic Servant is to say a lot. Not only does it mean they provide a vital service to the community, it requires that they show a dedication and passion for their work and the residents who rely on them. We asked our reporters and city officials for guidance in making our 2014 Best of Mid Rivers Civic Servant picks. Here’s what they had to say:
Jim Hennessey, mayor
“He has a genuine interest in making the city a wonderful place to raise a family or start a business,” said reporter Amy Armour.
Tommie Monroe, economic development coordinator
Editor Kate Uptergrove described Monroe as a “cheerleader for the city whose enthusiasm is contagious.”
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Diane Delcour, payroll technician
City Finance Director Renee Roettger, describes Delcour as “willing to go above and beyond what is expected to help with whatever needs to be done, whether what needs to be done is part of her official job description or not.”
Kathy Halstead, volunteer services manager
Councilmember Rick Lucas said, “Kathy is dedicated and hard working … I can’t imagine where we would be without her.”
Lisa Bedian, communications director
“If you want to know what’s happening in St. Peters – from government to recreation – all it takes is one call to Lisa and her terrific communications team,” Uptergrove said.
Moe Kwiatkowski, city clerk
Armour cited Kwiatkowski’s idea for the annual Tri-City Holiday Food Drive competition as one of the reasons Kwiatkowski is a good pick, plus “she is always available, friendly and welcoming.”