Employee of the Year

Exceeding Expectations


Above from left: Board President, David Couch; Customer Service Specialist, Jennifer Olsen; Director, Dennis Mayo; Finance Director, Colleen Trask; Director, George Wheeler; Director, Mary Burke; Director, John Corbett at the January 3, 2018 Board of Directors' Meeting

Each year, McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) employees vote for Employee of the Year. This award and recognition was started by Norman Shopay in 2009 and has been continued due to overwhelming staff support.

The Employee of the Year is chosen through a secret ballot by their peers and judged on merit of the employee’s contributions to MCSD.

The Employee of the Year must be a person who has brought about significant positive change, one who eliminates obstacles in achieving District goals and objectives, is resourceful, contributes constructively, innovates, exceeds expectations, inspires others, and proactively identifies and resolves challenges.

Sharon Denison was the first Employee of the Year in 2009, followed by Tony Rutten in 2010, James Henry in 2011, Lesley Frisbee in 2012, William (Bill) McBroome in 2013, David Baldosser in 2014, Diane Sloane in 2015, and Chris Jones in 2016. 

The 2017 Employee of the Year honor was awarded to Jennifer Olsen, who truly exemplifies the qualifications required. Jennifer has found numerous ways to improve the processes of Accounts Payable, Utility Billing, and Customer Collections. She is resourceful and proactive and inspires her co-workers to do the same. Her efforts are highly valued by the Support Services Department, her supervisor and by management. Jennifer will hold this distinction for the 2018 calendar year, and a new Employee of the Year will be chosen at the end of 2018.

Previous Year's Recipients:

2016 - Chris Jones, Utility Person II

2015 - Diane Sloane, Human Resources & Payroll Manager

2014 - David Baldosser, Customer Service Supervisor

2013 - Bill McBroome, Utility Person II

2012 - Lesley Frisbee, Recreation Director

2011 - James Henry, Operations Director

2010 - Tony Rutten, Maintenance Supervisor

2009 - Sharon Denison, Board Secretary