October 3, 2014

This morning the first SOAR Award was presented to the Employee of the Quarter:

Ms. Wendy Burgess from the Alamance County Public Libraries

Ms. Burgess received 3 different nominations! She will be presented as the winner to the Board of Commissioners at the 7:00 p.m. meeting on Monday, October 20th.

One of her nominations read in part: “Wendy is committed, and has demonstrated that through her life-long commitment to children and access to education. She leads with new ideas and creative strategies based on years of teaching and working in the libraries of Alamance County.”

Fellow nominees for this Quarter included:

Glenda Linens-Health Department
Karen Martin-Social Services
Jessie Oakley-Social Services
Cindy Miller-Tax Department
Marcia Livesay-Register of Deeds
David Leonard-Fire Marshal (2 nominations)
Dexter Brower-Central Communications
Pam O’Malley-Social Services
Davika Hoover-Social Services
Eugene Jordan-Parks and Recreation
MJ Wilkerson-Alamance Co Public Libraries
Tiffany Dunn-Social Services
Veronica Townsend-Social Services (2 nominations)
Karen Bass-Tax Department
Laverta Carethers-Social Services
Edna Garrison-Social Services
Robert Stowbridge-Inspections
Fred King-Social Services
Paula Crotts-Central Communications
Lisa Thomas-Inspections


All of these employees display excellence in their respective fields. Please join me in congratulating all of the nominees.

Craig F. Honeycutt
County Manager

WENDY BURGESS, Library Assistant II-Children’s Department Supervisor, Alamance County Public Libraries was nominated for Alamance County’s SOAR Award for Employee Excellence during the 1st Quarter, FY 2014-2015. Below is an excerpt from the submitted nomination form.

“Wendy always has a very upbeat and energetic attitude. She is a planner, and always follows through with her commitments.”

“Though Wendy has only been with this library for a short time, she has worked with children all of her life. Her experience is evident in her work, ideas and job performance. She has taken on multiple projects within the library in order to create better efficiency and organization for herself and her team members.”

“Wendy is committed, and has demonstrated that through her life-long commitment to children and access to education. She leads with new ideas and creative strategies based on years of teaching and working in the libraries of Alamance County.”

“Wendy often takes home extra work in order to prepare for and complete new and fun projects for her children’s programs that extend outside of regular work hours.”

“Wendy is always courteous to all. She goes beyond her job title with the children and the parents. All of my children love her and have been inspired with her garden club classes. She is a huge asset to the library!”

“Wendy is an excellent co-worker. She is always professional and friendly to the public. For the library’s summer reading program, Wendy visited over 10 elementary and middle schools to perform a storytime and promote the library’s summer reading program. Wendy has also started a new monthly children’s gardening program at May Memorial Library. The library is very lucky to have such a dedicated employee as Wendy Burgess.”