“It’s a special night for the city,” City Council Chairman Larry Honig said. “Until now we have not really had a consistent policy of recognizing our long service employees.”
Each of the six employees, all of whom work for the Water and Sewer Department, were given proclamations commending their longtime commitment to the community. The employees have between them 179 combined years of service. Chief Water Plant Operator Jack D. Green has been working for the Water and Sewer Department since 1978.
Honig issued the proclamations to each employee, citing their many achievements in the field. Utility technician Gerald “Mike” Gee, for instance, once removed a 12-foot, 100-pound Burmese python from the Marco Shores treatment facility.
All of the honorees are members of the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association, which is the “industry’s preeminent testing, training and certification authority.” They work hard everyday to ensure that islanders have clean water.
“It’s wonderful to salute those employees,” Honig said.