The Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary Club hands out Employee of the Year awards for the city, county, sheriff’s office and fire/ems each year, and did so even when there was only the noon Rotary Club. But when Stan Kelley took the position of Lumpkin County Manager he decided to honor those people on their home turf—at Board of Commissioners meetings.
“Each department of the county submits a one page narrative on their department’s nominee, explaining why their nominee should be the County Employee of the Year. Those are evaluated by myself and the Human Resources Director,” Kelley said. “When I review those recommendations, I am looking for the employee that has consistently exemplified our core values of trustworthiness, respect, integrity, excellence and dedication throughout the past year.”
This year’s honorees are . . .
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