Rick Beery, treatment crew member with Johnson County Wastewater, was awarded the department’s 5th annual S.T.A.R.S. Employee of the Year Award. S.T.A.R.S. is JCW’s Special Thanks And Recognition Spotlight Award, with nominations based on consistent modeling of at least one of the department’s five Core Values.
Rick was recognized by two co-workers, Jeremy McCracken and Paul Coughlin, both of whom are industrial electricians at the Blue River Plant. They submitted their nomination during the second quarter, based on the leadership that Rick exhibited during his assistance on a signal relocation project. He devised various approaches to the job and was instrumental in its completion.
Rick has 10 years of electrician experience with his family’s company. His qualifications and knowledge have proven to be valuable resources for JCW as he is always willing to help and offer opinions and insights, as well as serve as counsel on topics such as codes and regulations.
Not only did the nomination address Rick’s use of creativity on the job, but it also provided solid examples of his consistent modeling of JCW’s other Core Values: Humor, Respect, Integrity and Service.
JCW’s practice of recognizing and award employees is yet another example of the LEAP principles and the Pillars of Performance in action.