City honors service of its employees
Sandy Peterson got a pen for one year as Blaine’s assistant public works director. “He’s got the shortest tenure and the longest bio,” joked city manager Gary Tomsic at the February 28 city council meeting where the city acknowledged employees for terms of service. Also acknowledged for a year with the city but not present were Michael Schrader and David Stoeckl.
Deborah Harger with the community development department was recognized as a jack-of-all trades who in five years with the city has “worked on all sorts of projects to promote out community,” Tomsic said.
Cyd Dougall, below,was recognized for service of five years doing custodial work for the city.
Blaine police management assistant Lisa Dunster has been with the city five years and commitment to community on and off the job. Cheri Testa, Brenna Woronuik, Tye McWilliams, Karen Jilk and Patti Croft, also recognized for five years service to the city.
Carroll Solomon has spent five years with the city running the Visitor’s Information Center as well as serving as a liaison with the business community.
Tomsic congratulated Mike Munden, founder of the city’s canine unit for five years service, some of which he has served handling Blaine’s lone police dog, Yoschi.
Sergeant John Brand has been with the city 15 years, and now serves as senior patrol sergeant and part of the Blaine police supervisory team. Not pictured but also recognized for 15 years with the city was Frank Arnett. Gus Gorze received an award for 20 years service.