NEWBERRY, FL – Nikki Keller has been named Employee of the Year for the City of Newberry. City Manager Mike New at the Jan. 8, 2024, City Commission meeting announced Keller as the recipient of the 2023 Employee of the Year and also announced recipients of the Years of Service Awards.

“It's important to recognize and appreciate such valuable employees who enhance the overall effectiveness and reputation of the organization,” said New in his announcement of Keller, who is a Permit Technician.

New described Keller as a dedicated team player who readily helps both inside and outside the Little Red School House. “Nikki goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service both internally and externally,” said New. “She has excelled as the lead project manager during the conversion to the new SmartGov permitting system, showcasing her dedication and expertise.”

New added that Keller’s dedication is evident in obtaining her International Code Council Permit Technician certification, which is a significant achievement for Newberry.

Additional Employee of the year Nominations who were nominated by their peers include Amanda Hagan – Finance & Administration, Bucky Massimillo – Utilities & Public Works, Kelli Willits – Finance & Administration, Donna Pons – Finance and Administration, Mary Michaux – Parks & Recreation, Leo Dash – Utilities & Public Works, Tyler Huggins – Parks and Recreation and Jean-Paul Perez – Planning & Economic Development.

Years of Service Awards

Several employees were honored for their years of service to the City and citizens of Newberry: The longest service of those is Joseph Harris who has served the City for 25 years. Close behind are four employees who have served for 20 years. They are Amby Cason, Charlie Futch III, Michael Malsom and Scott Stoner. Serving the City for 10 Years is Brittany Barnes and serving the City for five years is Tammy Snyder, Terri-Lynn Morgan and Tracy Fair.

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