City of Glenwood celebrates longtime employees
Glenwood Springs hosted its annual service awards ceremony to celebrate long-serving city employees last week.
Seth Coller is celebrating 20 years of service in the Electric Department after beginning his career as an electric apprentice and then an electric journeyman, according to a city news release. In 2006, Coller was promoted to electric crew lead and is involved with the training and development of new employees as he continues his leadership in the department.
Yvette Gustad began working for the city 25 years ago as an accounting clerk II and has progressively increased her skill set and taken on many roles in the finance department, according to the release. She has held been promoted four times in her tenure at the city to an accounting clerk III, accounting manager, assistant finance director, and her current position as the finance director in March 2018. Gustad was instrumental in the 2018 budget process that earned the city the Distinguished Budget Award and the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for excellence in financial reporting, the release stated.
Jerry Wade is currently the temporary special projects coordinator with the Water and Wastewater Department, and is celebrating 40 years of service to the city. He began his career in 1976 as a seasonal worker for the parks department before becoming full time with the Water Department in 1978 as a plant operator. In 1990, Wade was promoted to the chief plant operator/assistant superintendent of the water and wastewater department. He has been awarded Colorado Operator of the Year three times during his career and is the only person in Colorado to earn the award more than once, according to the city release.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Other employees celebrating anniversaries include:
Tobie Powell, firefighter II
Tyler Thulson, firefighter II/EMT paramedic
John Tucker, firefighter II/engineer
Richard Fout, building official
Jeanette Koenig, GIS administrator
Eric Arnette, IT director
Michaele Siomiak, SWAT superintendent
Rusty Slater, police officer III
Douglas Gerrald, battalion chief
Travis Rohe, firefighter II/EMT paramedic
Ann Maria Gonzalez Delinares, building maintenance I
Gregory Bak, fire prevention analyst
Bryan Wootten, firefighter II/engineer
Juan Garcia, maintenance worker II
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