Two Greene County employees were honored with the county’s “Top Branch” award for outstanding service in their positions.
Courtney Wharton (shown above) of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management received the award because of “her can-do attitude and friendly nature” that helps her positively deal with the public, co-workers and government officials even under stressful deadlines.
Her nomination for the award also said: “Courtney… is always trying to help wherever she can. The Emergency Operations Center’s large screen was previously broken and funds were not available to hire a vendor for repairs. Courtney was able to recalibrate the screen herself, as well as replace broken parts on displays and has attended a computer system training. All of these tasks, which would usually be handled as a part of vendor maintenance, Courtney can take care of in-house. She has not only saved Greene County money, but also serves as an example of extraordinary commitment, self-motivation, and superb performance. “
The other award was given to Lisa Haworth (shown left) of the Public Administrator’s Office.
Lisa’s nomination for the award stated: “Lisa is always willing to go above and beyond for anyone who needs it. She has put an amazing amount of time and work into the Public Administrator’s Office. For months the office has been short staffed and Lisa stepped up to the plate to make sure the work that needed to be done, got done. Working weekends and holidays, Lisa has shown her dedication time and time again. The work she does is challenging, but on top of everything, she continues to maintain her positive attitude. Greene County could not function without people like Lisa.”
Both Wharton and Haworth were given certificates and other prizes by the Greene County Commission during their commission court session on Monday.