City Manager recognizes trio for excellence

City Manager recognizes trio for excellence
Posted on 05/21/2020

Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has begun a program for employees who go above and beyond their job description requirements. The first installment of the City Manager’s Award was made on Tuesday, May 19 to recipients Brenton Bent (Water Resources Director), Alicyn Wiedrich (Art Curator) and Quentin Whitaker (Construction Worker).

The trio were nominated for exemplifying many of the city’s core values, including Customer-Centered Service, Professionalism, Respect, Teamwork and Leadership, and Supportive Work Environment.

Specifically, Bent was lauded for his ability to treat members of his staff equally while maintaining an open-door policy. Wiedrich was noted as an employee who makes sure exhibits reflect Rocky Mount’s diversity and differences. Whitaker was praised for his professionalism and the tireless effort he gives daily to his job.

Nominations were submitted online and via email by city of Rocky Mount employees and citizens during February and March.

The winners each received a trophy and a letter of commendation for their efforts.

“I’d like to congratulate the winners of the April City Manager’s Award,” Small-Toney said. “They have exhibited what it means to be a city of Rocky Mount employee and have set the bar high for future recipients of the award.”

Nominations for the next City Manager’s Award will be accepted until June 30.