Multnomah County Board of Commissioners honors public service with first annual Employee Service Awards

May 4, 2010

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Public Service Recognition Week, Multnomah County is holding its first Employee Awards in tribute to certain staff members who have displayed outstanding efforts toward County services. These employees are nominated either by their peers or the community for the work they do each day in the areas of Diversity and Cultural Competency, Innovation, Outstanding Team Achievement, Sustainability, and Superior Public Service (internal and external).

The Employee Awards Selection Committee sifted through 55 nominations for over 145 employees during this year’s nomination process. The committee chooses candidates that exemplify successful methods of working for Multnomah County, including employees with innovative and effective ways of improving County functions and teams that utilize unique approaches to sustainability efforts and implementation of new technologies.

The Superior Public Service Award is one such honor that pays tribute to County employees who display excellent public service in either internal or external community relations. Tina Edge is the recipient of this year’s Superior Public Service Award because of her contributions to the greater Multnomah County community.

In partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Edge created the Community Academy, a training program that immerses new police recruits in informative training activities just before they attend the Police Academy. The Community Academy began with just 20 recruits completing three-day sessions, but it has quickly grown into a quarterly event that spans an entire week.

Find out more about the 37 other winners and read about their contributions to Multnomah County.

Employee Service Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Multnomah Building Boardroom
501 SE Hawthorne, First floor
Portland, Oregon