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Posted on: October 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City honors staff with recognition awards

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The City of Columbus recently celebrated the 2022-2023 fiscal year by honoring its staff members.

Staff members were honored during an awards recognition banquet on Oct. 14 at American Legion.

"This is just another example of the great employees we have," Mayor Jim Bulkley said. "They are here when we need them and are not afraid to go above and beyond."

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(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, left, presents City Planning and Economic Development Director Jean Van Iperen with the Productivity Award.)

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(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, left, presents City Engineering Aide Jon Lovell with the Productivity Award.) 

[Columbus Police Officer Terry Heesacker and Street Dispatcher Justin Sorenson also won Productivity Awards but were not present.]

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(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, left, presents City Engineer Rick Bogus with the Exemplary Service Award.)

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(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, left, presents City Engineer Elicia Micek with the Exemplary Service Award.)

[Esperanza Castellano and April Rivera were recognized with the Continuing Education Award]

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(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, left, presents retired City Golf Course Superintendent Keith Kline (1986-2023) with a Retirement Award for his years of service.)

AWARDFINAL6(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, right, presents retired Senior Center Office Associate Donna Klopnieski (2010-2023) with a Retirement Award for her years of service.)

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(City Administrator Tara Vasicek, left, presents retired City Cemetery Supervisor Steve Wortman (1990-2023) with a Retirement Award for his years of service.)


[Two others earned Retirement Awards but were not present. Their names are listed followed by their title and their years of service: Colin Alexander, police officer, 1990-2023; and Pat Hinze, Senior Center head cook, 2003-2023.)

More from the banquet will be shared this coming week.

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