Community Employees Receive Service Awards
More than 250 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community government employees who have served for five to 40 years were celebrated at the Employee Service Awards Assembly at the Community Building on January 12.
SRPMIC Council member Tom Largo Sr. gave the opening prayer, and Community Manager Bryan Meyers was the program emcee. President Delbert W. Ray Sr. shared a warm welcome to the employees in the packed room.
“We do some magnificent things here in the Community,” Ray said. “And a lot of it has to do with our employees and all the things they do for us and the heart they have for the people.”
President Ray then explained how he and Vice-President Martin Harvier are faced with a variety of situations and, because of the Community’s employees, they have the confidence to know that the issues will be settled well and properly. “We appreciate every one of you for your hard work and dedication,” Ray said.
The employee names and years of service were announced, starting with Community member Dorine Andrews of Salt River Administration. She has worked for the Community for 40 years.
Glen Law, director of Administration, said a few words about Andrews. “She is a great mentor to the staff in Administration, to help ensure that we are taking care of business within the government,” he said. “It is very much appreciated and very well deserved. Thank you, Dorine, for your years of service.”
Staff who reached 20-year to 35-year milestones also heard their department directors say kind words about their service and work ethic. Members of the SRPMIC Council were present to greet and thank each employee, which included a photo with Council.
Human Resources presented each employee with a plaque to commemorate their years of service.
A catered lunch was served, along with cake, and raffle drawings took place throughout the event. Every year, the SRPMIC Human Resources Department hosts this event for the employees to recognize them for reaching employment milestones.