On Wednesday, surrounded by co-workers, friends and a rousing applause, Barbara, a Senior Accounting Clerk, was recognized as Mission Viejo’s 2012 Employee of the Year.
“Barbara goes above and beyond the requirements of her position to achieve excellence in her job performance,” said Patricia Brunell, when nominating her for the award.
Barbara has worked for the City for 13 years and has put her heart and soul into the position. Her day-to-duties include data entry and reviewing all revenue received by City Hall, the library, recreation centers and animal shelter. She handles accounts payable transactions and prepares various reconciliations of accounting data.
To help fill department gaps, Barbara has taken on extra job responsibilities and continues to provide excellent customer service to all departments. She works as a vital part of the team in Administrative Services. She’s also played an important role in the “Improve Don’t Move” Program and spent extra hours each month in administering the program that saved homeowners and businesses millions through building permit fee waivers.
“Barbara is a person who has always been there …,” said City Manager Dennis Wilberg. “She is behind the scenes and is one of those unsung heroes.”