Bucks County Commissioners, President Judge Present 2012 Employee Awards For Excellence
Five Recipients Nominated by County Colleagues
During a September 18 mid-day ceremony in the Bucks County Courthouse Rotunda, Commissioners Robert G. Loughery, chairman, and Charles H. Martin joined President Judge Susan D. Scott to recognize five county employees with the annual “Award for Excellence.” The award nominations are forwarded to the commissioners for consideration, and this year’s selections represent four county departments.
The commissioners honored Jackie Croce and Joelene Campbell of the Recorder of Deeds office for their trend-setting efforts on behalf of the popular Bucks County Veterans ID Discount Card Program. Since its November, 2011 launch, the program has processed more than 5,000 Veterans ID cards. The Award for Excellence winners have been responsible for much of that total, providing service to veterans both at the Courthouse and during on-location events – often at night or on weekends. In the words of one nominator: “In addition to their regular jobs, they travel to various municipalities for night and Saturday events facing as many as 200 people at a time. At times it has been a bit stressful, but they never fail to have a smile on their faces.” To date, more than 200 local businesses are participating in the program, which provides a significant discount of 5-20 percent on goods and services.
Chairman Loughery presented the Award for Excellence to Kyle Rousset of General Services. Mr. Rousset is responsible for maintaining the county vehicle and equipment fleet, resulting in substantial cost savings to the department. He was nominated by a dozen of his General Services colleagues. In their words, Kyle displays an “inherent value of selfless service that has led him to go above and beyond his regular job responsibilities and seek out new and creative ways to further improve fleet maintenance.”
Also receiving the Award for Excellence was Nancy Leh of the Prothonotary office. In 2004, when state rules mandated that all passport applicants show up in person, Ms. Leh helped create a child-friendly environment in her office. At her own expense, she procured a child’s table and chairs, as well as provided crayons, coloring books and puzzles to occupy young ones’ time while their parents produced documents, signed applications and wrote checks. These efforts have helped to minimize distractions in the workplace.
President Judge Scott presented the Award for Excellence to Lisa Rogers of Adult Probation. Ms. Rogers works full time in the Drug Court Program. In this role, she sees offenders in the community at their homes, their workplaces, and treatment facilities. She has helped to coordinate 10 offenders for the “Adopt A Highway” Program, in which she also participates, as well as provided individual assistance to offenders with medical and other treatment needs. In the words of one nominator: “Lisa is the only positive support structure that many of our county’s highest risk offenders have, and it is because of her positive reinforcement and actions that they are able to live a crime free life.”