If you have walked into City Hall during the
last ten years, you have most likely met at least one of the two women recently
recognized as the City of Dixon’s Bi-Annual Employees of the Year.
Tammy Dudley-Tobin and Lupe Ruiz were unanimously selected by the City-wide Rewards and Recognition Committee for the period of January-July 31, 2013.
The two teamed up to tackle a massive two-year project, converting degraded VHS tapes of council meetings dating back to 1990, to modern DVD versions for public access, saving the City lots of money compared to the cost of sourcing the transfers to an outside company, according to the council agenda.
They accomplished the goal, all-the-while, still performing their everyday job duties of answering the constant flow of phone calls, organizing council and committee packets, and helping customers visiting to pay utility bills, apply for building and business permits, rental facilities, and sign-ups.
“Both employees showed extraordinary patience and energy with what initially appeared to be an overwhelming undertaking,” City Human Resources Director Steve Johnson touted, “This was an above and beyond project, Lupe and Tammy deserve joint recognition for an outstanding accomplishment.”
The two were thanked, given personalized plaques and a $100 reward at the, July 23, City Council meeting. Both say they were happy to receive the acknowledgement.