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​Date​Award/Recognition​Employee Name​DepartmentWhy Selected​
​9/4/2014​Stan Tait Award ​Steve Boutelle ​Natural Resources​Truly outstanding contributions to Florida Beaches
​8/28/2014​Excellence in Sport Tourism ​Parks and Recreation Staff ​Parks & Recreation​To recognize the unparalleled contributions of Florida’s county and municipal Parks & Recreation Departments to sports tourism.
​8/20/2014​Human Services Employee of the Quarter, August 2014 Jason Krejci ​Human Services​Jason was nominated by his peers for employee of the quarter.
​5/28/2014​Human Services Employee of the Quarter, May 2014​Ellen Ridley​Human Services​Ellen was nominated by her peers for employee of the quarter.
​2/19/2014​​Human Services Employee of the Quarter, February 2014​Anita Rush​Human Services​Nominated by her peers for employee of the quarter.
​11/20/1013​Human Services Employee of the Quarter, November 2013​Janeth Maldonado​Human Services​Janeth was nominated by her peers for employee of the quarter.
​10/29/2013​Operator of the Year by the Florida Public Transportation Association​Anthony VarcalliPublic Transportation (LeeTran)​Great customer service, positive attitude, safe driving, willingness to go above and beyond what is asked of him
​10/29/2013​2013 Florida State League Sports Turf Crew​The Fort Myers Miracle Diamond Cutters​Parks & Recreation​Given to the best city or county operated sports turf crew in the Florida State League.
​8/21/2013​Human Services Employee of the Quarter, August 2013​Wanda Vega​Human Services​Wanda was nominated by her peers for being a team player who goes beyond her duties to assist others
​7/29/2013​Solid Waste Association Of North America, Florida Chapter, Professional Achievement Award​Lindsey J. SampsonSolid Waste​For Mr. Sampson's leadership role in advancing cost effective integrated solid waste management and excellence in operations, safety, customer service, and environmental compliance for the benefit of Lee County and Hendry County residents
​5/15/2013​​Human Services Employee of the Quarter, May 2013​Nora Donato-Hitchcock​Human Services​Nora was nominated by her peers for the implementation of the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Program for adolescents who have committed a crime.
​4/26/2013​Patriot Award from the Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves ​Judy Carlson​Utilities​Judy's commitment to support Staff Sergeant Matthew Younger serving in the Reserve.
​2/20/2013​Employee of The Quarter February 2013​Joan Brown​Human Services​Joan was nominated by her peers for the Employee of The Quarter award.
​2/12/2013​2012 Candy Pittro Award​Michele S. McNeill, SR/WA​County Lands​Michele is a phenomenal/role model employee, co-worker and friend!
​11/14/2012​Employee of The Quarter November 2012​Kelli A Styer​Human Services​Kelli was nominated by her peers for her helpful attitude and for creation of a database used by our Department and several other agencies in the area
​10/10/2012​Gulf Coast League’s Sports Turf Manager of the Year​Kyle Katzenmyer​Parks & Recreation​For their professional ability and contribution to the sports turf industry
​5/23/2012​Employee of the Quarter May 2012​Bill Lawyer​Human Services​Bill was nominated by his peers for outstanding work and willingness to help others. Congratulations Bill!
​3/3/2012​Florida Water Environment Association 2012 David W. York Water Reuse Award for the <1 MGD category​Kristopher Fuzi​Utilities​Best Reuse System of the Year for the WWTP less than 1.0 MGD. San Carlos WWTP is 100% reclaim
​2/22/2012​Employee of the Quarter​Tatiana Fortune​Human Services​Provided translation services in various languages to co-workers and clients in a friendly and efficient manner.
​2/22/2012​Employee of the Quarter​Cynthia Bantillo​Human ServicesProvided translation services in various languages to co-workers and clients in a friendly and efficient manner.
​11/30/2011​​Employee of the Quarter​George Effing​Human Services​Honored at the November 2011 Quarterly Staff Meeting for going above and beyond in helping clients and co-workers. George recognizes problems and suggests solutions to resolve them. Congratulations George!
​11/2/2011​National Accredidation​Parks & Recreation Staff​Parks & RecreationDepartment passed 100 percent of the 144 Standards of Excellence​
​9/7/2011​2011 Sports Turf Crew Municipality Award​Fort Myers Miracle Turf Crew​Parks & Recreation​Given to the best City or County operated Sports Turf Crew in the League.