Outstanding county employees to be honored

Kaua‘i Mayor Bryan Baptiste will honor the 2006 outstanding county employees during a special Employees Awards Recognition celebration April 26 at the Kaua‘i Marriott Beach Club and Resort.

Sixteen employees from the different county departments were named to the Outstanding Employee list for 2006.

Owen Tango, who often is the mayor’s driver in parades and public functions, is the selection from the County Attorney’s office, with Brenda Martin the choice from the Office of Economic Development.

Florence Kakuda is the selection from the Department of Finance.

Francisco Garcia is the outstanding firefighter, while Roy Yamagata was named outstanding from the Ocean Safety Bureau, which functions under the umbrella of the fire department.

Kris Nakamura is the choice from the Mayor’s Office.

Four employees were named from the different sections of the Office of Community Assistance.

Carol Saiki-Paler was the choice from the Office of Elderly Affairs, JoAnn Shimamoto represents the Housing Agency, Marta Miller-Hulsman, the site manager for the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center, was the selection from the Recreation Agency and Pinky Malama, a driver with The Kaua‘i Bus, is the selection from the Transportation Agency.

Jodi Hookano is the outstanding employee from the police department and Renie Judd was selected from the Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Mansfield Dacay, Richard Rapozo and Malcolm Azeka were the selections from the Public Works division, and Fay Tateishi was the outstanding employee from the Department of Water.

In addition to these employees, Theresa Koki of the county’s employee relations committee said other employees who have celebrated various years of service and retirement will also be honored at the banquet.

For ticket information, contact Julie at the mayor’s office at 241-6300.

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