TRPD names employees of the year for 2014.
At the City's Christmas party, the TRPD presented its annual "officer/civilian team member of the year" awards to Corporal Mason Johnson and Communications Specialist James Paris, respectively. Since 2006, the police department members have nominated their fellow employees for these prestigious awards, and the winners' plaques are displayed in the lobby of City Hall for the following year.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of these well-deserved awards as you read a few of the comments submitted by their co-workers.
"...one of the most honest and dependable officers I have met in my career...[showed] courage in the unfortunate vehicle accident that he had to face this year...has proven to be calm and collected under pressure...[shows] true compassion for people...full of answers...a man that's willing to learn...he's diligent and hardworking...He knows how to correct you without making you feel like a failure...He's loyal and dedicated to his job and friends...honest...He's a great choice to turn to if you need advice on life or on the job...he'll never lead you wrong...continues to try and better his abilities in the area of his Corporal position...very much a team player and willing to help out whenever he can...His rescue of the victim in the traffic accident on his shift shows his character and willingness to go above and beyond for the department and the community that he serves...keeps a level head when things get hectic...He’s steady, reliable, and knows what he’s doing. Not afraid to get his hands dirty...He's a great man."
"...goes above and beyond in dispatch duties...Searches and comes up with solutions to challenges in Dispatch...friendly to all peers as well as customers...always giving suggestions as to new ideas for the betterment of the department...always here and has never called in sick...comes in when we are shorthanded...Never says no...does whatever is asked of him without complaining...very intelligent and helpful to investigations for officers...James’ ability to diagnose and remedy problems with equipment is also a huge asset...willing to help officers get the information they need in a timely manner...very courteous and willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need, civilian or law enforcement...has done several things recently that was not even dispatch related such as..finding several possible suspects for me..None of these were required for him to do but things that he did on top of his regular duties to help both the officers and the department...goes out of his way to help...He is friendly to all and has a very humble attitude...calm and level headed...a problem solver with any challenge that is presented to him."
City of Travelers Rest offers grants
The City of Travelers Rest offers grants to support local events and non-profits. The deadline for applications is March 31st for the following year's funding (beginning July 1). Organizations must reapply for funding each year on or before March 31st for the next fiscal year.
The Grant Agreement and the Grant Application can be downloaded here:
City of TR Grant Agreement
City of TR Grant Application.
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Market Analysis and Economic Plan available online.
After making its debut to an enthusiastic crowd at City Hall on July 19, Arnett/Muldrow and Associates' TR Market Analysis and Economic Plan final report is now available for download here.
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