Debra Dill of Edmonds flower basket fame is City’s Employee of the Year

Deborah Gill
Deborah Gill

Debra Dill, known for her work overseeing Edmonds’ beloved flower basket program, has been voted the City of Edmonds 2016 Employee of the Year by her colleagues. The award was announced by Mayor Dave Earling at the City’s annual Holiday Brunch at City Hall on Tuesday.

Dill works as a Senior Parks Maintenance Worker/Horticulturist in the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. She recently obtained her arborist certification and is credited with beautifying the community by maintaining and overseeing the flower baskets around Edmonds.

“Debra is a true asset for the Parks Department,” says City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Hite.  “She is always striving to learn more, and bring her knowledge and skills to the department and the overall flower program.” Dill has been working for the city since April 2007.

The City’s Employee of the Year award recognizes employees who exhibit outstanding effort and dedicated service to the community. The recipient is determined by the Employee of the Year Award Committee, which is comprised of previous award recipients.

  1. A well deserved award to Deb!!! She not only does a great job keeping our city beautiful…she is a delightful person, always friendly and professional! Great choice for Employee of the Year!!!

  2. Debra is great to work with. Floretum Garden Club has worked with her in planting the baskets and some of the corners. She has a great eye for color. She is very responsive if you have questions.
    Congratulations, Debra!

  3. Debra is a wonderful choice for this award. She is a great representative and true asset to the City of Edmonds.

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