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Community Member Named 2017 SRPMIC Administrative Professional of the Year

(L-R): Human Resources Director Robin Enos, SRPMIC President Delbert Ray, Sr., Administrative Professional of the Year Renee Banuelos, Assistant Community Manager Carla Banuelos and Assistant Human Resources Director Steve Haydukovich present Renee with a $1000 check, plaque and flowers.

Administrative staff working in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community were recognized for their achievements with a variety of special events during Administrative Professionals’ Week, April 24-28. SRPMIC Department of Corrections Executive Secretary and Community member Renee Banuelos was named 2017 SRPMIC Administrative Professional of the Year.

On April 24, administrative staff from the tribal government were invited to an off-campus team-building event, which featured continental breakfast and a presentation by a motivational speaker at Dolphinaris at the OdySea in the Desert Entertainment Center.

Employees were chosen randomly to participate in the Price is Right game which they played for gift cards.
April 26 was Administrative Professionals’ Day, and the SRPMIC Human Resources Department handed out complimentary Jamba Juice drinks to employees.

On April 28, as a grand finale of Administrative Professionals’ Week, Salt River’s Carnival Administrative Professionals’ Week was held at the Community Building.

At the event, SRPMIC President Delbert Ray, Sr. gave credit to all of the Community’s administrative staff members for their work.

“Thank you for all the work that you do for the betterment of our Community,” Ray said. “We are very accepting of new ideas and people that come our way, and I know each and every one of you added something new to your work area.”

Administrative professionals take group pictures on a mock rollercoaster in front of a green screen at the luncheon.
The building was decorated with a carnival theme, complete with cotton candy and popcorn machines. Attendees also played games; one was similar to “The Price Is Right” and another involved guessing how many pieces of candy were in a jar.

Every year, SRPMIC Human Resources receives nominations for Administrative Professional of the Year from Community government departments.