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MWA Honors 2018 Employees of the Year

Jan 4, 2019 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


MWA 2018 Employees of the Year included (left to right): Tom Manard, Legena Bolton, and Mike Beard.

Prior to the start of the New Year, the MWA recognized a few select individuals as the 2018 Employees of the Year. The recognition included honors for top employees on the departmental level, as well as an Employee of the Year for the entire utility.

Fellow MWA employees and managers selected Legena Bolton as the Employee of the Year for Administration and Mike Beard as the Employee of the Year for Field Operations. Tom Manard was the recipient of the Employee of the Year for Plant Operations, while also being selected as the overall winner of the Authority’s Employee of the Year for 2018.

Legena Bolton demonstrated excellence in service and professionalism in her work, and was available and willing to assist fellow employees in need. She is known for her positive attitude, knowledge, honesty, and reliability in her daily work, making her a model employee. She also took the initiative to assist with tasks outside of the scope of her job description and daily responsibilities, and even in difficult times, Legena finds a way to stay positive.

Mike Beard, as the Assistant Manager of Sewer Conveyance, was selected because of his commitment and daily demonstration of safety, professionalism, and service. Mike always promotes safe practices at the Authority, becoming a champion of workplace safety. He prides himself on giving excellent customer service to both internal and external MWA customers. Fellow employees find him to be extremely professional in all areas of his work.

Finally, Tom Manard quietly exemplifies excellence in service and innovation. Tom’s work has been described as the highest quality attainable in the industry. He is extremely reliable and responsive, while continuously identifying and incorporating more efficient approaches to plant operations.

Congratulations to the 2018 MWA Employees of the Year!

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681

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