Ten county employees were recognized for their years of service to the county by the board of commissioners on Monday.
Receiving recognition for 10 years of service were the following:
Heather Lashmett, child welfare caseworker for the county Health and Human Services department; Lisa Orona, an eligibility technician for the county Health and Human Services department; Jan Speas, county useful public service coordinator; Jaimie Thomason-Smiles, administrative assistant for child support, county Health and Human Services department; Chris Wagner, road and bridge equipment operator; Teresa Weaver, Health and Human Services eligibility team leader.
Recognized for 15 years of service were Reneé Beck, general management assistant for child welfare, Health and Human Services; Leo Beltran, lead custodian; Stephanie Graham, cook for the detention facility; and Ron Pearce, road and bridge equipment operator.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.