Award Recipients

Award Recipients

The top employee of each calendar quarter will be recognized at a Board or Finance Committee Meeting,  the annual State of the County address, be featured in an article in the County newsletter and on the County website, as well as with a certificate of appreciation and a token of appreciation.

Our 2nd quarter 2021 recognition program we received 74 nominations for employees from across the County! Congratulations to all nominees and thank you for your Outstanding Customer Service to Livingston County!

 2nd Quarter 2021 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter 2021 Employee Recognition Winner

External Nomination:

Carrie Aulette - Building Department

The individual who nominated Carrie wrote:

"I was 7 months pregnant when we started remodeling/finishing our basement, only to have the electrician tell us 2 days prior to the start that we needed a building permit in order for him to pull an electrical permit (something I knew nothing about, as this is the first time I've ever done something like this). I was completely new to the process and feel incredibly lucky that Carrie was the one to answer my frantic call at 3 pm on a Thursday. She was extremely understanding and walked me through the entire process to get my building permit started. I definitely think she could sense my desperation! I had all of our contractors on the schedule already, so this hiccup could have caused my entire project to implode (and we had a deadline with the little one on the way). I believe that afternoon I called Carrie directly no less than 8 times trying to get everything in order, and every time she was completely happy and willing to help. Not only that, but she was able to get the permit pushed through and approved the next afternoon, just in time for my project to start. She even helped me make sure I got the proper inspections lined up as well. She was my complete lifeline during this entire process. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this project wouldn't have happened without her help. Fast forward a couple of weeks later and she was still happy to help me when I sent an email to figure out our next steps for final inspections. Not only that, but she emailed me back on her BIRTHDAY to let me know that we had officially completed everything and she would be sending me the C of O in the mail. I've been raving about her over the past couple of weeks, and even considered naming our new addition Carrie after everything she did for us. We honestly cannot thank her enough! Her customer service goes above and beyond anything I expected when I called the office all those weeks ago. I'm grateful people like her exist! If everything she did doesn't qualify as outstanding service, I don't know what does."

Number of years employed by Livingston County:  5 years


Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter 2021 Employee Recognition Winner

Internal Nomination:

Carolyn Henry - Prosecutor's Office

The individuals who nominated Carolyn wrote:

"As the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Carolyn is extremely busy and knowledgeable, yet she always keeps her focus on serving those around her and in her community, particularly those who are the victims of crimes. One victim's family was struggling with the various aspects of the criminal system and the stress of the process. Carolyn not only took the time to meet with the family, but she went above and beyond in taking the family to the Judicial Center and showing the young victim what a courtroom looked like, in order to try and ease the anxiety and uncertainty he felt. Her empathy, listening, and understanding for this young victim and his family demonstrate such commitment to helping those who are victims of crimes, that we are most fortunate in Livingston County to have such a caring, dedicated, and compassionate Chief Assistant Prosecutor."

"They both go out of their way to help the office. Carolyn will cover anything - arraignments, sentencings, pre-trials - she is always willing to do anything to help. She comes in early/stays late - she wants to make sure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. She knows the law and is always available for questions. She will give advice, but listen to your perspective as well. She and Mr. Reader have established a great working environment."

Number of Years Employed by Livingston County: 7 months

What are some small things that make your day better?

"Those wonderful words of “Love you mom” from my 16 year-old and 19 year-old boys in texts, voicemails, or as they are running out the door.  Always makes my day. "

Do you prefer the Ocean, Lake or Pool?

"Ocean!  Even better if you can also put your toes in the sand and feel the sun on your face."

What is your favorite season?

"Fall with the changing color of the leaves, football games, warm days and cool nights, sweaters & jeans, and kids in school.  The fall season in Michigan never disappoints."

 2nd Quarter 2021 Nominations

  • Kristina Andrews - Probate Court
  • Carrie Aulette - Building Inspection
  • Adam Baranski - LETS
  • Cathleen Bates - Circuit Court
  • Lisa Blades - District Court
  • Lisa Bove - District Court
  • Celeste Brooks - Circuit Court
  • Colleen Brothers - Sheriff
  • Johnathan Bush - Drain Commissioner
  • Christaannne Campbell - Friend of the Court
  • Jackie Chivinsky - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Michele Coan-Bradley - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Deputy Curt Novara - Sheriff
  • Deputy Dan Houghton - Jail
  • Denise Harrison - Probate Court
  • Christopher Dunn - Facility Services
  • Brianne Ebert - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Frank Ervin - Drain Commissioner
  • Christopher Folts - Facility Services
  • Elyse Fuentes - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Gabriella Garlock - Register of Deeds
  • Leslie Coffman - Information Technology
  • Diane Gregor - Information Technology
  • Amy Grissom - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Cynthia Hage - District Court
  • Jordyn Harris - Friend of the Court
  • Mary Helfmann - Register of Deeds
  • Carolyn Henry - Prosecutor's Office
  • Natalie Hunt - Board of Commissioners
  • Undersheriff Jeff Warder - Sheriff
  • Jeffrey Johnson - Juvenile Court
  • Debra Jordan - County Clerk
  • Amanda Joseph - Public Defender
  • Britta Karlsson-Wisniewski - County Clerk
  • Jeffrey Klein - Sheriff
  • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
  • Kelly Kremidas - Sheriff
  • Michelle LaRose - Drain Commissioner
  • Clinton Loar - Sheriff
  • Shelly Messing - Drain Commissioner
  • Katrina Mott - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Julie Mullins - Circuit Court
  • Amanda Nichols - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • Michelle Olrich - Treasurer's Office
  • Robert Quigley - Drain Commissioner
  • David Reader - Prosecuting Attorney
  • Mary Reed - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Jeffri Rulason - LETS
  • Lynne Schickling - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Shawn Shaw - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Janet Simon - Prosecutor's Office
  • Tyler Small - Jail
  • Robert Spaulding - Department of Public Works
  • Joshua Stinson - Information Technology
  • Leslie Stultz - District Court
  • Kristoffer Tobbe - Information Technology
  • Bryan Varcalle - Drain Commissioner
  • Andrew Yehle - District Court
  • Michael Yenshaw - Friend of the Court
  • Elizabeth Young - Veterans' Services

 1st Quarter 2021 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter 2021 Employee Recognition Winner

External Nomination:

Jim Berry - Building Inspection

The individual who nominated Jim wrote:

"I travel nationally I am able to experience many employees and bldg. Departments every month. Sunglass Hut Spring, Summer 2020 Jimmy Berry including the entire staff of Livingston County bldg. Department. This renewed my hope and attitude of the permit process. Traveling the country with constant problems, delays, attitudes, and issues. The permit process with Jimmy Berry and Livingston county bldg. department spoke loudly and reminded me this is rare. It is the way it was and should be. In final I was reminded jimmy Berry was a building inspector many years previously that required additional possibly controversial inspections. 20 years ago and today it is a pleasure to cross paths with a man that continues to practice the morals and Ethics the majority of us were instilled with and continues to practice and instill them in our workplace. Thank You, Mr. Berry"

Number of Years Employed by Livingston County: 27 Years


Congratulations to our 1st Quarter 2021 Employee Recognition Winner

Internal Nomination:

Deputy Vincent John - Sheriff's Office

The individual who nominated Vincent wrote:


The individual who nominated Vincent wrote: 

"On December 8th, 2020, Deputy Vincent John's actions helped to save a life of an inmate who was incarcerated in the Livingston County Jail.  Deputy John received information that an inmate who was in his, housing area was not moving and possibly not breathing.  Deputy John responded and based on his training, believed the inmate had possibly overdosed and administered Narcan.  He also set up an AED device and had it ready to deploy if necessary.    Deputy John administered two more shots of Narcan and after the third shot, the individual started to recover.  We are thankful for Deputy John's dedication, quick response, training to keep all those in the Livingston County Jail safe."

Number of Years Employed by Livingston County: 8 years

 1st Quarter 2021 Nominations

  • Wendy Amell - Friend of the Court
  • Sara Applegate - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • Christy Arpin - Jail
  • Sgt. Roy Asquith - Jail
  • Carrie Aulette - Building Inspection
  • Amy Aumock - Health Department
  • Cory Baker - Information Technology
  • Nicole Baran - Health Department
  • Adam Baranski - LETS
  • James Berry - Building Inspection
  • Stacy Bono - Human Resources
  • Tyler Boyd - Friend of the Court
  • Johnathan Bush - Drain Commissioner
  • Cindy Catanach - Fiscal Services
  • Kathleen Clark - Register of Deeds
  • Sharon Considine - Health Department
  • Deputy Kevin Crane - Jail
  • Therese Cremonte - Emergency Management
  • Stephanie Curd - Friend of the Court
  • Brandon Denby - Register of Deeds
  • Karen Devries - Sheriff's Office
  • Daniel Duchene - Circuit Court
  • Christopher Dunn - Facility Services
  • Frank Ervin - Drain Commissioner
  • David Feldpausch - EMS
  • Tina Ference - Facility Services
  • Jessica Gatton - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Lindsay Gestro - Health Department
  • Kathy Gostomski - Sheriff's Office
  • Diane Gregor - Information Technology
  • Nikki Grover - LETS
  • Jordyn Harris - Friend of the Court
  • Diane Helferich - Sheriff's Office
  • David Henard - Drain Commissioner
  • Deputy Vincent John - Jail
  • Debra Jordan - County Clerk
  • Buffy Kahl - LETS
  • Dustin Kappelman - Information Technology
  • Britta Karlsson-Wisniewski - County Clerk
  • Jill Klebba - Friend of the Court
  • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
  • Harrison Kostka - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Jennifer Kramer - Health Department
  • Michelle LaRose - Drain Commissioner
  • Marisa Lutz - District Court
  • Hunter Mayes - Drain Commissioner
  • Patricia Moore - Health Department
  • Julie Mullins - Circuit Court
  • Barbara Murphy - Health Department
  • Dawn Noble - Facility Services
  • Kelly Ochodnicky - Circuit Court Clerk
  • Michelle Olrich - Treasurer's Office
  • Le Perkins - Facility Services
  • Jeannine Pratt - Circuit Court
  • James Quigley - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • David Reader - Prosecuting Attorney
  • Trisha Reed - LETS
  • Cary Robinson - Court Security
  • Emily Rosse - Register of Deeds
  • Jennifer Rydel - Information Technology
  • Melissa Scharrer - Friend of the Court
  • Jerry Sherwood - District Court
  • Lucy Sikora - Health Department
  • Austin Smith - Information Technology
  • Jack Stonebraker - LETS
  • Leslie Stultz - District Court
  • Richard Swanson - Building Inspection
  • Kristoffer Tobbe - Information Technology
  • Sarah Tuckner - Friend of the Court
  • Mitchell Watkins - Building Inspection
  • Susan Williams - Register of Deeds
  • Andrew Yehle - District Court
  • Elizabeth Young - Fiscal Services
  • Julie Young - Health Department
  • District Court - Criminal Division
  • Health Department
  • Information Technology Department
  • Building Inspection - Front Desk

 4th Quarter 2020 Award Recipient

Congratulations to our 4th Quarter 2020 Employee Recognition Winner

Allison Nalepa - County Administration

The individual who nominated Allison wrote:

"Allison puts her heart into every project she manages and she is a joy to work with! On a daily basis, Allison's positive attitude, enthusiasm and quick wit are sincerely appreciated! Her willingness to take on county-wide projects and deliver an outstanding product is priceless!"

Number of Years Employed by Livingston County:  7 Years 

What are some small things that make your day better?

"Working remotely lately, I enjoy the frequent "check-ins" my dogs make sure to clock in every two hours or so. They come nudge my elbow for a few pets and nothing makes me smile more. I also look forward to Zoom meetings where I get to stay connected with my co-workers, who I consider my friends."

You would be surprised to learn that:

"I’m a Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener and I’m completely addicted to gardening. Each summer I make it a personal goal to plant as many heirloom tomato plants I possibly can. Exploring new plant varieties and growing techniques keep me busy. If you’re ever in need of the perfect tomato for a BLT, I’m the one to call."

How do you relax after a long day of work?

"I'm a music lover, so I enjoy selecting an album from my collection of records, starting my turntable, and turning up the volume to enjoy some tunes as my husband and I make dinner together."

 4th Quarter 2020 Nominations

  • Mark Allstead - Sheriff's Office
  • Adam Baranski - LETS
  • Jennifer Bee - Building Inspection
  • Barb Behe - Building Inspection
  • Stacey Bono - Human Resources
  • Joe Bridgman - County Clerk
  • Celeste Brooks - Circuit Court
  • Julie Brooks - LETS
  • Elaine Brown - Health Department
  • John Bush - Drain Commissioner
  • Judge Miriam Cavanaugh - Probate Court/Juvenile Court
  • Amy Chapman - EMS
  • Brandon Ciciotti - Prosecutor's Office
  • Katie Clark - Register of Deeds
  • Leslie Coffman - Information Technology
  • Aaron Cohen - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • Dena Daher - Veterans' Services
  • Dan Drew - Building Inspection
  • Anita Elmgren - Circuit Court
  • Hilary Elrod - Prosecutor's Office
  • Julia Goeman - Juvenile Finance
  • James Gramza - EMS
  • Mary Helfmann - Register of Deeds
  • Dee Hilborn - EMS Billing
  • Amy Hill - Human Resources
  • Natalie Hunt - Board of Commissioners
  • Dep. Ray Jacques - Sheriff's Office
  • Dep. Lauren Jaikins - Sheriff's Office
  • Jeff Johnson - Juvenile Court
  • Kim Kanik - Human Resources
  • Jennifer King - Facility Services
  • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
  • Paige Krager - Facility Services
  • Jen Kramer - Health Department
  • Sgt. Kendall Kretzschmer - Sheriff's Office
  • Dep. Jeff Krysan - Sheriff's Office
  • Kelley Lindquist - Juvenile Court
  • Dan Lorigan - District Court
  • Sgt. Kevin Mack - Sheriff's Officer
  • Hunter Mayes - Drain Commissioner
  • Dianne McCormick - Health Department
  • Dep. Julia Mcleod - Sheriff's Office
  • Stephanie Milburn - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • Kimberly Morrison - Prosecutor's Office
  • Dep. Mike Murphy - Sheriff's Office
  • Allison Nalepa - Administration
  • Jennifer Nash - Treasurer's Office
  • Amanda Nichols - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • Kelly Olinik - Friend of the Court
  • Lori Pickett - Facility Services
  • Kim Quinn - EMS
  • Nicole Reid - Friend of the Court
  • Jennifer Rydel - Information Technology
  • Renee Salmen - Prosecutor's Office
  • Victoria Shareck - Sheriff's Office
  • Carol Shaw - Building Inspection
  • Elisa Seigle - LETS
  • Janet Slavin - Health Department
  • Kris Tobbe - Information Technology
  • Deborah Ursin - LETS
  • Bryan Varacalle - Drain Commissioner
  • Will Vinton - Treasurer's Office
  • Andrew Yehle - District Court
  • Elizabeth Young - Fiscal Services

  • All the Paramedics at EMS
  • West Complex Cleaning Staff

 3rd Quarter 2020 Award Recipient

Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter 2020 Employee Recognition Winner

Glenda "Gail" Cook - Facility Services

The individuals (5) who nominated Gail wrote:

"Gail has been cleaning during the day at the East Complex since we re-opened in May. Our building has never been cleaner! She cleans from top to bottom the counters, doors, bathrooms, etc. always with a smile on her face! She has also gifted us beautiful plants on our countertops and in our hallways. She is an absolute gift and an asset to Livingston County."

"She does an excellent job keeping our building clean during the day. It's been cleaner than it ever has been. You'd think there were more people cleaning during the workday because of the exceptional job she does- especially keeping the bathrooms clean!"

"She does an amazing job keeping our building clean, always has a smile on her face and a great attitude! She truly is a pleasure to have around, and we are so thankful for what a great job she does keeping our building clean."

"All through COVID, she has been religiously cleaning our office multiple times a day. She is always respectful, courteous, and friendly. I've come to enjoy her visits in the office. Not to mention our office and front bathroom have never been cleaner!"

"Before, during and after COVID, she has supported us in any way she can with our needs in the WIC office. She has cleaned around us, helped us organize, and provided us with a daily dose of smile when we needed it. We are in week 17 of this COVID chaos, and she's still working harder than ever! An absolute JOY to have in our East Complex."

 3rd Quarter 2020 Nominations

  • Deputy Mark Allstead - Sheriff's Office
  • Kristi Andrews - Probate Court
  • Sgt. Roy Asquith - Sheriff's Office
  • Chris Beaupre - Facility Services
  • Jennifer Bee - Building Inspection
  • Barb Behe - Building Inspection
  • Barb Benford - District Court
  • Stacy Bono - Human Resources 
  • Sue Bostwick - Equalization
  • Lisa Bove - District Court
  • Tyler Boyd - Friend of the Court
  • Celeste Brooks - Circuit Court
  • Elaine Brown - Health Department
  • Cindy Catanach - Fiscal Services
  • Jackie Chivinsky - Circuit Court
  • Leslie Coffman - GIS
  • Glenda "Gail" Cook - Facility Services
  • Kristi Cox- County Clerk - Legal Division 
  • Erin Dolan - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Hilary Elrod - Prosecutors Office
  • Elyse Fuentes - County Clerk- Legal Division
  • Lindsey Gestro - Health
  • Julia Goeman - Health
  • Kathy Gorecki - Register of Deeds
  • Kathy Gostomski - Sheriff
  • Amy Grissom - County Clerk- Legal Division 
  • Gina Hager - District Court
  • Denise Harrison - Probate Court
  • Kathryn Health - District Court Probation
  • Steve Hoyer- Information Technology
  • Patti Hunt - Circuit Court
  • Laura Igna - Building Inspection
  • Jaclyn Kaminski - Circuit Court
  • Brita Karlsson-Wisniewski - County Clerk
  • Andy King - EMS
  • Jill Klebba - Friend of the Court
  • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
  • Dep. Jeff Krysan - Sheriff's Office
  • Katie Kroll - Circuit Court
  • Michelle LaRose - Drain Commissioner
  • Kay Latson - Prosecutors Office 
  • Darren Lockhart - Sheriff's Office
  • Christian Lopez - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Sgt. Kevin Mack - Sheriff's Office
  • Darcy MacMillan - Sheriff's Office
  • Dr. Meredith Mallory - Animal Shelter
  • Nick Malouf - Building Inspection
  • Hunter Hayes - Drain Commissioner
  • Barb McInnes - District Court
  • Shelly Messing -  Drain Commissioner
  • Stephanie Milburn - Central Services
  • Tim Miles - Information Technology
  • Autumn Millerov - EMS
  • Patricia Moore - Health Department
  • Tammi Morris - District Court
  • Lt. Mike Nast - Sheriff
  • Amanda Nichols - Central Services, Judicial Center
  • Kelly Ochodnicky - County Clerk- Legal Division
  • Nicole Powers - Register of Deeds
  • Jeannine Pratt - Circuit Court
  • Ashley Pyzik - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Kimberly Quinn - EMS
  • Melissa Rice - 911 Central Dispatch
  • Gail Rizzo - District Court
  • Kathy Rosenberg - EMS
  • Lisa Bailey-Roush - Probate Court
  • Courtney Rynkiewicz - Health
  • Melissa Scharrer - Friend of the Court
  • Lynne Schickling - County Clerk- Legal Division
  • Jonathan Shannon - Friend of the Court
  • Carol Shaw - Building Inspection
  • Alexandra Sommer - District Court Probation
  • Matt Stanley - Building Inspection
  • Robert Vinton - LETS
  • Kristi Wahoski - Emergency Management
  • Susan Williams - Register of Deeds
  • Hope Wisely - Probate Court

  • 911 Central Dispatch Team
  • Animal Shelter Team

 2nd Quarter 2020 Award Recipient

Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter 2020 Employee Recognition Winner:

Jaclyn Kaminski - Circuit Court

The individuals (3) who nominated Jaclyn wrote:

"Jaclyn is such a great team player and always gives 110% of herself to her work and helping others. She is always there to help and assist whenever she's needed. During the current pandemic she stepped up to organize the office schedule, the Judge's docket , and she even made masks for the office staff as well as other employees including FOC staff."

"During this unprecedented time of doing court hearings by zoom, Jaclyn has been amazing at communicating with attorneys and sending out a schedule of the approximate time of when the hearings will take place. This new process has been technologically challenging for some and Jaclyn has left us feeling comfortable and confident in appearing by zoom before the Judge. She is a pleasure to work with and an asset to the Judge's staff."

"Works diligently behind the scenes to ensure the judge's docket is run smoothly. Works many hours of overtime every week. Always has time for questions from other staff whole maintaining sense of humor & patience. Most people don't notice how hard she works! Helpful to attorneys & pro per litigants. She should be recognized!" 

 2nd Quarter 2020 Nominations

  • Kristy Andrews - Probate Court
  • Jennifer Bee - Building Inspection
  • Darrin Burns - Drain Commissioner
  • Stephanie Curd - Friend of the Court
  • Dan DuChene - Circuit Court
  • Kathy Gorecki - Register of Deeds
  • Denise Harrison - Probate Court
  • Steve Hasbrouck - Drain Commissioner
  • Amanda Joseph - Public Defender
  • Jaclyn Kaminski - Circuit Court
  • Jennifer Kramer - Health 
  • Sandon Lettieri- Information Technology
  • Sgt. Kevin Mack - Sheriff
  • Steve McCullough -EMS
  • Allison Nalepa - Information Technology
  • Julie Pollock - District Court
  • Jeannine Pratt - Circuit Court
  • Courtney Rynkiewicz - Health
  • Melissa Scharrer - Friend of the Court
  • Rob Quigley - Drain Commissioner

  • All Public Health Nurses - Health

 1st Quarter 2020 Award Recipient

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter 2020 Employee Recognition Winner:

Deputy Ray Marino - Sheriff's Office

The individual who nominated Deputy Marino wrote:

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Deputy Marino and those who helped him with a school incident.  I have heard horror stories about High School Security Staff questioning students to get any kind of information and not calling parents immediately.  I was so relieved that Deputy Marino handled our situation immediately with us and with my son.  He showed my son exactly how things should be handled by law enforcement all while having a great attitude for dealing with a teenager.  I appreciate Deputy Marino’s experience being that he could tell another student threw my son's name out there as an accomplice to try to get himself out of trouble.  Dealing with teenagers and parents cannot be an easy task and I hope Deputy Marino is recognized for his work."

Number of Years Employed by Livingston County:  19 Years

If you had to spend all your vacations for the rest of your life in the same place, where would you go and why?

"Hawaii, it is the most amazing place I've ever seen in my life."

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you pick and why?

"My mother, because she's the most amazing person that has ever walked this earth, and I miss her terribly."

Do you prefer the Ocean, Lake or Pool?

"Ocean"

     1st Quarter 2020 Nominations

    • Kristina Andrews - Probate Court
    • Dawn Ducett - Central Services, Judicial Center
    • Kathy Gostomski - Sheriff's Office
    • Nikki Grover - LETS
    • Gina Hager - District Court
    • Denise Harrison - Probate Court
    • Buffy Kahl - LETS
    • Britta Karlsson-Wisniewski - County Clerk
    • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
    • Sandon Lettieri - Information Technology
    • Deputy Ray Marino - Sheriff's Office
    • Dianne McCormick - Health Department
    • Kelly Olinik - Friend of the Court
    • Erin Ostwald - Juvenile Court
    • Ken Recker - Drain Commissioner
    • John Waters - EMS
    • Sandy Williams - Health Department
    • Hope Wiseley - Probate Court

     4th Quarter 2019 Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 4th Quarter 2019 Employee Recognition Winner:

    Steven Allen - EMS

    The individual who nominated Steven wrote:

    "Steve is always going above and beyond at work and always has a smile on his face! I was working with Steve last week when we were dispatched to a corner for a "man down." When we arrived we found a homeless man sleeping with no medical complaints. After talking with the homeless gentleman for about 10 minutes Steve ascertained that the man had not eaten anything in two days. After we cleared Steve drove to VGs and purchased $30 in food and personal hygiene items and delivered them to the guy without a second thought! Steve is the kind of Paramedic I want working on my family if the need ever arises. He is caring and a patient advocate to the end! Steve is truly deserving of recognition for going above and beyond!"

    Number of Years Employed by Livingston County:  5 Years

    What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

     "I have always wanted to travel to Ireland with my wife and rent motorcycles. I always felt that it would be amazing to ride from town to town while stopping to see the castles and countryside."

     4th Quarter 2019 Nominations

    • Steven Allen - EMS
    • Lisa Blades - District Court
    • Carol Campbell - Animal Shelter
    • Katie Clark - Register of Deeds
    • Leslie Coffman - GIS
    • Mitch Dempsey - Drain Commissioner
    • Hilary Elrod - Prosecutor
    • Kayla Engel - Friend of the Court
    • Jessica Faron - Juvenile Court
    • Elyse Fuentes - County Clerk- Circuit Court
    • Aaron Furman - EMS
    • Ashley Gillies - Courts
    • Amy Grissom - County Clerk- Circuit Court
    • Nicole Grover - LETS
    • Cindy Hagerty - County Clerk- Circuit Court
    • Denise Harrison - Probate Court
    • Kathryn Heath - District Court Probation
    • Mary Helfmann - Register of Deeds
    • Dee Hilborn - EMS
    • John Hines - Building Inspection
    • Elizabeth Hundley - County Clerk
    • Jeff Johnson - Juvenile Court
    • Letha Khozouie - District Court
    • Carrie Keogh - Friend of the Court
    • Karen Kehoe - Building Inspection
    • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
    • Harrison Kostka - 911 Central Dispatch
    • Sandon Lettieri - GIS
    • Darcy MacMillan - Jail
    • Kim Mcewan - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Julie Mullins - Circuit Court
    • Barbara Murphy - Health Department
    • Laura Ness - Jail
    • Kelly Ochodnicky - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Christy Peterson - Animal Shelter
    • Emily Rosse - Register of Deeds
    • Bill Schuster - Sheriff's Office
    • Heather Smothers - Probate Court
    • Jack Stonebraker - LETS
    • Leslie Stultz - District Court
    • Jeff Warder - Sheriff's Office
    • W.I.C Office - Health Department

    • Health Department - Entire Staff
    • Building Inspection - Entire Staff

     3rd Quarter 2019 Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter 2019 Employee Recognition Winner:

    Dawn Ducett - District Court

    Dawn received three nominations:

    "Dawn has always helped me in any way possible when working with my finances and what I know. She is compassionate, kind, and friendly. She truly is outstanding in more ways than I can count."

    "Always friendly and non-judgmental. I look forward to seeing her and enjoy her professional attitude."

    "Always kind and polite and very professional."

    Number of Years Employed by Livingston County: 21 Years

    What's your favorite season?:

    "I love summer. I love taking my dog for walks, swimming in the pool, reading a book, and BBQs with family and friends."

    If you had to spend all of your vacations for the rest of your life in the same place, where would you go and why?

    "I love to travel to different islands of the Caribbean."

     3rd Quarter 2019 Nominations

    • Wendy Amell - Friend of the Court
    • Carrie Aulette - Building Inspection
    • Cory Baker - Information Technology
    • Lisa Blades - District Court
    • Lisa Bove - District Court
    • Tyler Boyd - Friend of the Court
    • Scott Brown - Drain Commissioner
    • Vicki Calkins - Drain Commissioner
    • Michelle Coan-Bradley - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Karen Devries - Sheriff Department
    • Dawn Ducett - Court Central Services
    • Elyse Fuentes - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Kathy Gostomski - Sheriff Department
    • Denise Harrison - Probate Court
    • Steve Harvey - Court Security/ Central Services
    • Steve Hasbrouck - Drain Commissioner
    • Jackie Hawkins - County Clerk
    • David Henard - Drain Commissioner
    • Mark Hutchison - Drain Commissioner
    • Terri Jensen - Treasurer's Office
    • Kathryn Kennedy - Health Department
    • Paige Krager - Facility Services
    • Leane Lowe - 911 Central Dispatch
    • Shelly Messing - Drain Commissioner
    • Tanya Morrow - Juvenile Court
    • Allison Nalepa - Information Technology
    • Michelle Olrich - County Clerk
    • Kathy Palinkas - Airport
    • Sergeant Daniel Pengelly - Sheriff Department
    • Le Perkins - Facility Services
    • Jennifer Rydel - Information Technology
    • Courtney Rynkiewicz - Health Department
    • Tony Savoni - Building Inspection
    • Charles Schulke - Court Security
    • Jerry Sherwood - District Court
    • Janet Slavin - Health Department
    • Austin Smith - Information Technology
    • Rob Spaulding - Drain Commissioner
    • Joshua Stinson - Information Technology
    • Donald Tremel - Court Security/Central Services
    • Bob Vinton - LETS
    • Corrinna Yeager - Building Inspection

     2nd Quarter 2019 Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter 2019 Employee Recognition Winner:

    Ken Recker- Drain Department

    The individual who nominated Ken wrote: 

    "For over 22 years, Ken Recker, Chief Deputy Drain Commissioner, has been serving Livingston County and its residents. His stored knowledge of property and drainage history is invaluable. He approaches every task with professionalism and every person with respect. His shoulders take the weight of much responsibility which he handles with perseverance, but more importantly, with integrity. His extra efforts, dedication, insights, and opinions are all extremely valuable to the successful undertakings of the Drain Commissioner’s office. Most of all, he demonstrates the quality of humility, which can be hard to find in today’s business world.

    Ken is trusted to professionally represent the Drain Commissioner and the office to other municipal staff and various governmental officials. He also routinely meets with the public to discuss difficult property issues. He strives to always be respectful and to be helpful with advice, assistance, or referral – even when a person may be emotional or volatile. He enjoys good humor, and his laugh itself will make anyone smile. Ken has done more than just fulfill the responsibilities of his position, and he has done so with no pursuit of recognition or accolade. After so many years of dedicated, professional, significant service, I highly recommend Ken for Employee Recognition.

    A specific example:

    In the process of responding to a petition to construct a new drain, the petition circulator’s property sold right about the time of the Day of Review of Assessment. The Drain Code only requires that we send the notice to the owner on the last assessment roll. But when the letter addressed to the PO Box of the original owner was returned, Ken made a point of personally going out to the property and visiting with the new owner to ensure he received the notice and to discuss the impact and likely assessment on his property. This is typical of the personal attention Ken gives to his work and to the public."

    Number of Years Employed by Livingston County:  22 Years

    You would be surprised to learn that:

    "I'm not a very good swimmer.  However, I don't mind wading."

    What are some small things that make my day better?:

    "Glenda (my wife) or Olivia (my daughter) checking in on me.  Conversing with fellow municipal engineers.  Troubleshooting a simple problem by looking at historical aerial imagery.  Taking a walk around the parking lot in the middle of the day."

    Favorite genre of movie?:

    "It drives Glenda nuts but I enjoy Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns (For a Few Dollars More, Outlaw Josey Wales, etc.)."

     2nd Quarter 2019 Nominations

    • Kristy Andrews - Probate Court
    • Cory Baker - Information Technology
    • Chris Beaupre - Facility Services
    • Lisa Blades - District Court
    • Donna Blevins - Animal Shelter
    • Joseph Bridgman - County Clerk
    • Katey Brooks - Central Services
    • Jessica Brzys - Central Services
    • Vicki Calkins - Drain Commissioner
    • Dawn Ducett - District Court
    • Mary Durst - Veterans' Services
    • Sandy Engel - Friend of the Court
    • Elyse Fuentes - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Kristen Genovese - District Court
    • Diane Gregor - Information Technology
    • Joseph Hahn - EMS
    • Jonathan Hall - Veterans' Services
    • Toby Hanna - Facility Services
    • Sherry Hauck - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Jacki Hawkins - County Clerk
    • Kathryn Heath - District Court Probation
    • Mary Helfmann - Register of Deeds
    • Robyn Hodge - Treasurer's Office
    • Steve Hoyer - Information Technology
    • David Huntley - Friend of the Court
    • Terri Jensen - Treasure's Office
    • Buffy Kahl - LETS
    • Mary Kuzner - County Clerk
    • Chelsey Lako - Facility Services
    • Dan Lorigan - District Court
    • Jennifer McGinty - Drain Commissioner
    • Barbara McInnes -  District Court
    • Shelly Messing - Drain Commissioner
    • Teresa Murrish - Equalization
    • Jennifer Nash - Treasurer's Office
    • Katie Niehaus - Juvenile Court
    • Shera Novak - District Court Probation
    • Kelly Ochodnicky - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Brittany Pendleton - Probate Court
    • Ken Recker - Drain Commissioner
    • Carol Shaw - Building Inspection
    • Shawn Shaw - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Crystal Simmons - County Clerk
    • Janet Slavin - Health Department
    • Heather Smothers - Probate Court
    • Amy Tinnion - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Bryan Varacalle - Drain Commissioner
    • Dan Williams - EMS

     1st Quarter 2019 Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 1st Quarter 2019 Employee Recognition Winner:

    Mary Kuzner - County Clerk

    The individuals who nominated Mary wrote:
    (Mary received 11 nominations)

    "Nice", "Very Helpful", "Mary was very helpful and efficient. She made the experience comfortable", "Excellent service", "Very competent, and polite", "Mary was VERY quick & efficient! Had me in and out quickly". "Very helpful & nice", "Very helpful in assisting with my DBA forms", "Courteous and efficient service", "Friendly, quick and efficient document processing!", "She gave me all the information I asked about & needed when renewing my business name! Very nice to talk with!"

    Number of Years Employed by Livingston County: It will be 2 years this August.

    The thing I like most about working for Livingston County is?:

    The wonderful group of people I work with. Elizabeth Hundley is an incredible leader who makes everyone feel like they are valued. Clerk Hundley and my fellow coworkers are always pitching in to help out. Each one of us is unique, and where one has weakness, another will bring strength. We work together to resolve problems and tackle large tasks thus creating an environment of respect and thankfulness. I also would like to mention that it is truly a pleasure to work alongside Joseph Bridgman on a daily basis. He is a wealth of knowledge, help, and humor.

    What are some small things that make your day better?

    Every morning when I arrive at work my coworkers greet me with a cheery good morning. They each have a wonderful sense of humor which helps keep my days positive and happy. I also enjoy meeting and conversing with the residents of Livingston County, the local Township Clerks and their employees and my extended county employees. I have had the pleasure of many enjoyable and interesting conversations.

    How do you relax after a hard day of work?

    "By attending my son's sporting events or taking my dog for a walk/run."

    Do you prefer the Ocean, Lake or Pool?

    "Definitely a lake because it is perfect for boating activities and swimming."

    Where is the most interesting place you've been?

    "The mountains/jungles of Costa Rica. Although the heat and creepy crawlers took some getting used to, the surfing and deep sea fishing were incredible. I would love to vacation there again."

    If you could take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

    "A solar powered all terrain vehicle, a fully loaded yacht and a helicopter. Actually, I've been to a deserted island – I took sunscreen, my camera and a lunch."

     1st Quarter 2019 Nominations

    • Lisa Blades - District Court
    • Stacy Bono - Human Resources
    • Joe Bridgman - County Clerk
    • Celeste Brooks – County Clerk
    • Amy Chapman - EMS
    • Kristi Cox - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Elyse Fuentes - Circuit Court Clerk
    • Gabriella Garlock - Register of Deeds
    • Kathy Gostomski - Sheriff
    • Diane Gregor - Information Technology
    • Honorable Michael Hatty - Circuit Court
    • Jacki Hawkins - County Clerk
    • Kathryn Heath – District Court Probation
    • Robin Hodge - Treasurer's Office
    • Amy Kostesich - County Clerk
    • Mary Kuzner - County Clerk
    • Allison Nalepa - Information Technology
    • Amanda Nichols - Central Services, Judicial Center
    • Michelle Olrich - County Clerk
    • Patrick Osdras - Building Inspection
    • Sheri Pummill - Prosecutor's Office
    • Kathy Rosenbergh - EMS
    • Lisa Roush - Circuit Court
    • Deputy Ryan Sanders - Sheriff's Office
    • Elissa Seigle - LETS
    • Janet Slavin - Health Department