Sussex County salutes second-quarter Give’em the Pickle honorees

From left, Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent, honored county employees Joel Marshall,, Denise Draper and Renee Davidson, and Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson.

GEORGETOWN – Forty-one employees of Sussex County have been recognized for exceptional customer service as second-quarter honorees in the county’s Give’em the Pickle recognition initiative.

Second-quarter employees were announced by Sussex County Finance Director Gina Jennings and honored at the June 5 county council meeting.

Joel Marshall, who works in the county’s GIS/mapping department, received the overall quarter award.

Two other employees – Denise Draper (constable’s office) and Renee Davidson (collections division) – received “honorable mention” for the second quarter.

Ms. Jennings highlighted the nomination for Mr. Marshall, who was saluted for keeping the GIS services running at peak performance behind the scenes.

“He works when others aren’t, so not to cause any disruption to anyone else’s work day,” Ms. Jennings read from the nomination. “A prime example is when Joel was recently at training. To avoid missing the training for the day, he got up at 4 a.m. to make the changes that were needed to the system to ensure his co-workers could continue to work throughout the day while he was at training.”

In 2015, Sussex County launched Give’Em the Pickle, an employee recognition initiative developed by nationally recognized motivational speaker Bob Farrell.

Employees can be nominated by co-workers, supervisors, customers or county residents. A committee of supervisors and employees reviews all the submissions.

The overall winner is selected at random and receives a trophy and a one-day vacation bonus.

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