2008 Employee of the Year Announced
The Employee of the Year award is highly-revered and is given to an employee by their peers for their vision and leadership. Fire Inspector Vernon Gilmore was the 2008 recipient of this award and exemplifies vision and leadership not only on the job, but outside of work as well. City of Euless employees nominated Vernon for his dedication to public education 24/7. In addition, he coordinates the Citizen Fire Academy, which is a 14-week evening program. Vernon is also the founder and General of the Fire Department Honor Guard. They have attended various functions, and have been praised for their performance.
In addition, he was praised for his positive, "whatever it takes" attitude to promote safety. He takes fire safety very personally and has made it a personal mission to educate as many people as possible. He's highly respected by both employees and Citizen's Fire Academy members and has earned every bit of that respect though his work ethic and enthusiasm.
He is highly regarded by his supervisors, coworkers and the citizens he comes in contact with. He has a very positive personal attitude, is very upbeat, helpful and a hard worker. He goes out of his way when dealing with the public to help resolve issues that he may encounter. He strives to leave each contact feeling good about the experience and is an excellent ambassador. He is in a unique position of having to routinely enforce city ordinances that are not always favorably received, but his demeanor is such that people generally walk away feeling good about the experience.
Congratulations Vernon on being selected as the 2008 Employee of the Year!