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March 20, 2014






Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
757-259-5415; Email


Gallo named James City County Parks and Recreation Employee of the Year


James City County Lead Park Attendant, Steve Gallo, was named

 2013 Employee of  the Year Steve Gallo

2013 Employee of the Year
Steve Gallo (right) accepts congratulations from John Carnifax, James City County
Parks and Recreation Director.

Parks and Recreation’s 2013 Employee of the Year during the department’s annual event in February. He was recognized for his exceptional achievement of implementing marketing strategies that resulted in increased revenues and decreased spending within several divisions. 


In addition to his full time park duties at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Steve volunteered to lead a team to review the department's advertising initiatives and sponsorship policies. He developed strategies to examine user demographics and tailor facility pass purchases and renewals to meet their needs. The results allowed the department to continue to provide quality programs and facilities while minimizing operation cost.


The Employee of the Year program recognizes employees who consistently perform well beyond what is required on a day-to-day basis. Nominee Abby Gleason, Lead Lifeguard was also recognized for her outstanding customer service, teamwork and positive impact in providing quality aquatic services to the community.  



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