Jack Lenderman, environmental health aide, and Rose Mary Longfield, personnel associate are two of the employees honored with State Service Awards during National Public Health Week. This year marks 15 years of dedicated service at St. Marys County Health Department.
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 22, 2008)—St. Marys County Health Department recently honored 12 employees for their long term service as Maryland State employees providing public health services to St. Marys County. Dr. William B. Icenhower, health officer, praised them for their commitment at a cake reception held in their honor during National Public Health Week April 7-13, 2008.
Maryland State service awards went to (10 years)Paula Andreas, Jane Dodds, George Goodwin, Mona Smith and Yvette Thompson; (15 years) Jack Lenderman and Rose Mary Longfield; (20 years)Kim Engman and Mary Snavely; and (25 years) Vic Krasnokutsky, Cindy Spalding and Janet Williams.
Pointing to the value of having experienced leaders in the workplace, Icenhower explained about the special attention his agency gives to long term employees.
We want to give these employees special recognition because they have each contributed more than 10 years public health service, said Icenhower. Their longevity is a mark of their interest in and dedication toward public health, as well as, a measure of the camaraderie that exists at the health department.
He added that their legacy is the leadership and knowledge they pass on to newer employees and the health services and protection they have provided the citizens of St. Marys County.