Crystal Lake Park District Employees Bestow Honors on Their Co-Workers

Roy Cipri receives Crystal Lake Park District Employee of the Year Honors

The annual Crystal Lake Park District Recognition Awards program gave district employees the chance to honor their coworkers who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.  Employee of the Year nomination forms were distributed to all employees.  Park District Department Heads used a point system to determine the winner.  The nominees for Employee of the Year were:  Roy Cipri (Park Police Department), Joe Davison (Recreation), Cathie Doyle (Extended Time), Jacqui Weber (Marketing), Anita Spano (Barlina House Preschool), and Chris Collins (Beach Operations).


All of the nominees have gone that extra mile in their work duties, but only one could be chosen as Employee of the Year.  The Employee of the Year for 2012 is Roy Cipri of the Crystal Lake Park District Police Department. The nominating form for Roy said it all.  “Roy is a dedicated servant of the Crystal Lake Park District. He operates with both internal and external customer service in mind. He knows the Park District Police Department is here to help in any and all situations and is always prepared to respond with whatever it takes." There were several examples of Roy's dedication, community involvement and professionalism detailed in the nomination form. These examples included: in addition to assisting other law enforcement agencies on 2 separate occasions in regards to incidents within the parks, Roy also took time away from his personal vacation to represent the Crystal Lake Park District as a volunteer at the C.O.P.S. Camp in East Troy, Wisconsin. This camp is a national organization that is aimed at helping surviving spouses and their children cope with the grief of the loss of a parent who was a police officer and died in the line of duty.


The Monthly High Five Award program is another employee recognition program in place at the Crystal Lake Park District. The public and park district co-workers both have the opportunity to recognize an employee for the Monthly High Five Awards.  The following staff members won the High Five Award for November 2011 to October 2012:


November 2011 - Alice Litzo & John Killam (Park Place), December 2011 - Cathie Doyle, Collee Collis, Diana Vroman, Mary Kay Kampman (ET) and Kevin Key, Clint Coleman, John Pilewski, Mark Gibson, Randy Knipfel (Parks), January 2012 - Mary Kay Kampman (ET), February 2012 - Donna Van Hoorn (Recreation) and Jan Peters (The Racket Club), March 2012 - Sam Thompson & Susanne Chase (ET), April 2012 - Anita Spano & Carol Grabowski (Preschool), May 2012 - Roy Cipri (Police), June 2012 - Chris Jahnke & Bob Bruzzino (Parks), July 2012 - Linda Neamand (Bookkeeping), August 2012 - Shana Sigmund (Recreation), Cindy Dunham (Admin.) & the MCYSA Field Crew (Danny Wyse, Ed Jones, Matt Labeau, Josh Zarate, Jim Vanderstteg, Alex Dorsche, Ralph Stoerp, Sean Norris), September 2012 - Alli Thompson (ET), October 2011 - Nancy  Hardwick (The Racket Club)


In addition to their monthly $50 award, all winners will be invited to a recognition luncheon in January 2013.


We invite community members be a part of the Crystal Lake Park District High Five Employee Recognition Program.  Any staff/group member can be nominated any number of times, any month, by any staff, general public, participants in events, classes etc., for performance above and beyond the requirements of their job.  High Five nomination forms are available online at www.crystallakeparks.org in the registration section under forms, or at the park district Administration Office located at One East Crystal Lake Avenue.  Nominations do not have to be made on this form, if you wish; you may simply write a short note indicating why you would like to nominate the employee or group of employees.  Completed nomination forms/notes should be dropped off or mailed to the Administration Office.

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