Parks and Rec Employee of the Year
February 15, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veda McMullen, James City County Parks & Recreation, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (757) 259-5415
Fax: (757) 259-5420
Parks Facility Coordinator Stephanie Deal was named Parks and Recreation’s 2010 Employee of the Year. She was honored during the Division’s annual Employee of the Year ceremony in early February. Deal was recognized for her success in balancing the needs of over fifteen partnered groups and numerous outside groups who use the County and schools 88 athletic fields and indoor facilities. Athletic field use has tripled in the last four years and she has been able to manage the increase through other workload efficiencies. Along with the increase in use, there was a substantial increase in revenue and Deal has been instrumental in ensuring resources used are paid for by the groups. Deal’s personal touch and ability to work above and beyond to help groups plan events has led to many financially successful recruitments including Top Gun Football held here last year.
The Employee of the Year program recognizes employees who consistently perform well beyond what is required on a day-to-day basis. Other 2010 nominees were Seth Benton, Latara Branch, Dolores Durling, Phyllis Hurr and Veda McMullen.
PHOTO: Deal accepts the Employee of the Year award from John Carnifax, Director of Parks and Recreation.