Board honors employees for service, retirements
The ITD board and the department’s executive team and employees honored colleagues who reached important career milestones Wednesday at the semiannual Headquarters Employee Service Awards program.
Forty employees and 17 retirees were recognized at a ceremony held during the transportation board’s March meeting. Julie DeLorenzo, District 3 board member, thanked the honored participants on behalf of the department for their service, accomplishments and the positive impacts made to communities and ITD.
“Whenever we’ve asked you to do something, your answer has always been ‘Yes.’ And we all know that the last few years haven’t been easy. There have been a lot of changes, and we’ve asked much of you,” she said. “And each and every time, you’ve stepped up to the plate, gone the extra inning, without complaint, and we know that.
“People tell me all the time what a good job ITD is doing, or that Director Ness or the board are doing. That’s true, but it’s pretty easy to do a good job when you have a great team around you.
“You make a difference and you touch lives every day just doing your job and doing it well. Whether you’re out there on the front lines dealing with avalanches on the chairman’s ‘Highway 21’ or helping engineer the new Broadway Bridge or helping someone fill out a form for a driver’s license, you all approach it with a servant’s heart serving all the citizens of Idaho who depend on you. And it doesn’t go unnoticed by all of us on the board.”
She went on to say that there is something special about the community, or culture, at ITD not always evident at other places or departments.
“You ‘get’ what it means to live a life of contribution, to care deeply about our communities, and to care with and for one another,” she said. “And the people we are here today ‘get it’ at a deep level.”
ITD Spring 2014 Service Awards