Mayor Dewey Bartlett recognizes outstanding city employees

TULSA - City of Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett spoke up Wednesday about some outstanding city employees.

Bartlett presented three city of Tulsa employees with Tulsa Blue certificates for providing excellent service to citizens and their colleagues through the Tulsa Blue Employee Recognition Program.

"We have dedicated employees who are out every day, representing the city of Tulsa and the mayor's office in serving our citizens. I am so proud of Stefanie Hunter, Mark Temple, and Philip Eakes – each one was very humble at being selected for this honor and all gave credit to their fellow colleagues. They make me very proud to be Tulsa's mayor and they are all great examples of public service," Bartlett said.

The Tulsa Blue Employee Recognition Program honors city of Tulsa employees who go above and beyond the execution of their duties in serving their coworkers and Tulsa citizens.

To date, 27 employees nominated by their fellow colleagues and citizens have been recognized with certificates and special awards for their service to the city of Tulsa.

Blue is the dominant color in the city of Tulsa logo and symbolizes the extraordinary customer service that is shown to Tulsa citizens and city coworkers by exemplary city of Tulsa employees.

Tulsa Blue Honorees:

Stefanie Hunter is the Water & Sewer Treatment Plant Superintendent and is dedicated to making sure the plant runs efficiently and smoothly. She has served the city of Tulsa for the past 12 years and is highly valued for her teamwork, knowledge, outstanding professionalism and teaching skills. She graduated from NSU with a Summa Cum Laude award and utilizes her knowledge and experience for the city of Tulsa.

Mark Temple has served as a devoted city of Tulsa employee in the Information Technology Department for the past four years and is a superb Enterprise Webmaster. He possesses a "can-do" attitude and is greatly admired by his coworkers for his ability to solve technical issues. He has an unsurpassed knowledge of IT web projects and played a crucial role in assisting the citizens of Tulsa by making the "Know Your Trash" citizens selection of trash options a success.

Philip Eakes has faithfully served the city of Tulsa for nearly 15 years and is a valued supervisor for the Streets and Stormwater Department. He was nominated for the Tulsa Blue award by a distraught citizen who expressed her gratitude for his help in restoring her yard and fence to its original condition while demonstrating his compassion and care during a difficult time in her life.

Citizen nominations are being accepted online for the next round of Tulsa Blue honorees. Fill out the online form, including a brief description of why a city employee should be selected as a Tulsa Blue recipient.

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