City of Edmonds Planning Manager Rob Chave has been named the City’s Employee of the Year. The award, nominated and selected by city staff, was presented earlier this week during the employees’ annual holiday breakfast cooked by the “Road Kill Café” (aka Public Works and Parks crews).
Chave has worked for the City of Edmonds for 20 years. His accomplishments include being involved in the local implementation of the Growth Management Act and Regulatory Reform requirements, development and maintenance of the City’s first GIS system, and establishment of downtown business zones (BD zones) and design standards and Comprehensive Plan updates, including the most recent Sustainability Element.
Three other employees were recognized for a Distinguished Service Award, including Mary Ann Hardie, human resources acting manager; Gerald Gannon, assistant police chief; and
Caroline Thompson, executive assistant to the police chief. Many service awards were also presented, including one given to Park Maintenance Manager Richard Lindsay for his 40 years of service with the city.
Mayor Dave Earling served as Master of Ceremonies for the event, and extended his thanks to all city employees for their hard work and efforts in serving the citizens of Edmonds.