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Communications center honors employees

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GREELEY — In honor of National Telecommunicators Week April 14 to 18, the Weld County Regional Communications Center honored several of its employees for their service to the residents of Weld County.

April Olivas was named Dispatcher of the Year; Jessica Powers was named Communications Training Officer of the Year; Michelle Hayne was named Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year; Marc Patterson was named Communications Supervisor of the Year; Robert Olsen was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in 2014 and Jon Lunsford received the Director’s Award.

“We are very proud of the work our Weld County Regional Communications Center employees do,” said Commissioner Chairman Doug Rademacher.

All award winners were chosen from a pool of three finalists nominated by their peers and the management team. Criteria included treating users, the public and peers with respect and care; remaining cheerful, upbeat and positive; demonstrating a positive attitude about their job and organization; understanding others; working toward solutions for issues; supporting their peers and enhancing their role in the success of the public safety mission.

  “We congratulate each and every winner and finalist for their outstanding contribution to the center,” said WCRCC Director Mike Wallace. “Our employees are often first and single point of contact for people seeking immediate relief during an emergency.”