County of Maui presents 2016 Employee Recognition Awards
The County of Maui announced its 2016 Employee Recognition Awards following ceremonies that were held on Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Mayor Alan Arakawa praised the employees and retirees, offering his appreciation for a job well done.
“These employees being recognized exemplify everything good about our county workers,” Arakawa said. “They’re dedicated to public service, work well together, have a great attitude and go beyond the call to get things done. I’d like to wish all of our dedicated public servants a big mahalo for everything they do to make Maui County one of the best communities in the world.”
The overall awardees are as follows:
MAUI EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Laureen Perreira, administrative services assistant I, Department of Public Works.
MOLOKAI EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Guillermo Dela Cruz, building maintenance repairer II, Department of Parks & Recreation.
LANAI EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Department of Police)
Tessie Morimoto, office operations assistant II.
MAUI TEAM OF THE YEAR
Fire Ground Operations Program, Department of Fire & Public Safety. Team members: Amos Lonokailua-Hewett, Eric Neuhart, Lionel Montalvo, Scott Martin, Jeff Watanabe, Chad Sambrano, Michael Howe, Kodi Shepley, Nikolai Reuss, Joshua Dukes, Oliver Vaas, Kamuela Guth.
MAUI MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Luz Domingo, grants management program manager, Department of Housing & Human Concerns.