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Employees of the Year personify MWA core values

Jan 13, 2017 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


MWA Human Resources Director Kellie Giles recognizes Kenny Defore (left) as the MWA Overall Employee of the Year, in addition to being honored as the recipient for the Plant Operations Division.

If you’re looking for examples of the Macon Water Authority’s (MWA) Core Values of Service, Integrity, and Professionalism, the 2016 Employees of the Year is a good place to start.

At its annual yearend employee Christmas Party, the MWA recognized three special individuals who among the best of the best water professionals at the utility.

Kenny Defore, who works in MWA Plant Operations, was selected as the Overall Employee of the Year, in addition to being honored within his Division. In addition, Stephanie King was honored as the Employee of the Year within the Administrative Division, along with Aaron Watson, who was recognized as the Employee of the Year among Field Operations.

These three individuals personify the Authority’s efforts to provide reliable, responsive and quality Service to all MWA customers.

“They reflect the Integrity of the MWA to know and do what is right, while being committed to high standards and being courageous even in tough times, choosing words and actions that are sincere, while always remaining disciplined and resilient,” says Tony Rojas, MWA President and Executive Director, about his colleagues. “Their Professionalism is evident as well, as they provide the community with excellent, team oriented water resource management.”

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