Six Barry County employees were recognized Tuesday for their service and dedication to the county by the Barry County Board of Commissioners.
Each as introduced by their department head who credited them for exceptional work for the county. Central Dispatch Director Stephanie Lehman introduced three employees: Jamie Stafford, Catlyn Kellogg and Kristina Nevins.
Stafford has “a lovely electric personality” with a willingness to learn “that is amazing,” Lehman said. Her co-workers said she is creative, organized and dependable. She is a five-year employee of the county.
Kellogg, also a five-year employee of Central Dispatch, rose in the organization as a leader and problem solver. Her work on the public relations committee shows a commitment to excellence; she is creative and trustworthy, Lehman said.
Nevins, also with Central Dispatch for five years, is on the communications training officer’s team where her attention to detail, determination, dependability and thoughtful nature are assets to the county, Lehman said.
Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf introduced Michael Hanger, a five-year employee, former corrections deputy and certified mechanic. He was the natural selection to replace the former fleet mechanic when he retired. Hanger uses his great sense of humor to lighten a situation and is “helpful, adaptable and easy going,” Leaf said.
Leaf also introduced Jean Poll, who has worked 15 years in the sheriff’s office and is administrative assistant at the front counter. Jean is the first person most people meet at the sheriff’s office. Reliable, courteous and caring, she is invaluable in helping the public who have business at the jail, Leaf said.
Court Administrator Ines Straub introduced court Chief Clerk/Magistrate Cynthia White, a 20-year county employee. White quickly helps where help is needed, bringing her skills and positive attitude to day to day tasks, Straub said. Coworkers say White is a professional and friendly leader.
Photo: Barry County employees recognized for their contributions to the county are (from left) Michael Hanger, Cynthia White, Jean Poll, Kristina Nevins, Catlyn Kellogg and Jamie Stafford.