Hilary is the type of person that doesn’t like the spotlight and just keeps her head down and puts in the work necessary. Running an Animal Shelter is hard work and definitely tough mentally and physically. Each day presents a new challenge, but Hilary sees them instead as new opportunities. She took 2020, the year of the pandemic and seven named storms and used it as a learning tool. She formed new partnerships with surrounding parishes and even out of state agencies during this difficult time. From 2019 to 2020 she was able to take the euthanasia rate down dramatically to only 9% and is not stopping there. She continues to promote the low costs pay/neuter program, adoptions, and the virtual pet pantry program. Hilary believes in her team and the great work they are doing. She is a servant leader and would never ask anyone to do something she was not willing to do. It has been said, “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Thank you, Hilary, for being a great leader.
Gretchen is always ready and willing to go the extra mile and help out when and as needed with a smile on her face. Thanks Gretchen for all your hard work and dedication!!
President Chaisson presented both David Reed and Henry Babin the "March Employee of the Month" award. Recently, a letter was received detailing the kindness and professionalism of both men as they assisted an elderly, disabled resident. They helped with the pickup and removal of tree branches either blocking drains and/or ditches. The resident stated “I want to commend these two men for the kindness extended to me. They could have just drove away. But they did not. They explained and was caring, kind and courteous. That is rare today." Congratulations David and Henry!
Congratulations to Ms. Cheryl Boudreaux for being recognized as the February 2021 EOM - Employee of the Month!
President Chaisson described Ms. Cheryl as a great asset to the building and maintenance department. She does a great job at assisting with the day-to-day operations, displays a pleasant attitude, and is always willing to help. She never hesitates to step up in the absence of a team member and has been supportive during times of transition. Great job Cheryl!
Congratulations to Sonya Ockman for being recognized as the January 2021 EOM - Employee of the Month!
President Chaisson described Sonya's work as being very thorough, sparing no detail. He said that she's well-liked by her peers and is willing to go the extra mile when necessary. Finance Director, Renita Jackson, also praised Sonya saying that, "She is a tremendous asset to the Finance Department and has made my transition as Finance Director less challenging. She stepped into the role as Accounting Manager and hit the ground running. I'm so appreciative of her dedication."
Way to go Sonya!
Congratulations to Heather Benoit for being recognized as the December Employee of the Month! Heather Benoit, M.Ed, is the Director of the Wallace Center’s “Beyond the Bell” program which offers the youth of the Alidore Community with an after-school enrichment program. The youth members, volunteers, and community adore Heather and are so blessed to receive the fruits of her labor. Her passion shines through her service like no other.
Parish Administrator Mitch Orgeron recognized Linda Gros at Tuesday’s Council Meeting as the November “Employee of the Month”. Linda always goes above and beyond to help citizens of Lafourche. Citizens always comment on how helpful and kind she is to everyone. She does whatever is needed. Congratulations Linda!
Parish President Archie Chaisson recognized Mrs. Kathy Grabert at Tuesday's Council Meeting as the October "Employee of the Month". Kathy has taken on many duties and often offers up solutions. She has a witty personality and is always willing to go the extra mile. You don't find these qualities often and when you do, they truly need to be recognized. Congratulations Kathy!!!
Congratulations to Mr. Wayne Bruce, Galliano Field Office Supervisor, for being recognized as the September “Employee of the Month”!
President Archie Chaisson described Mr. Wayne as an excellent employee that always lends a helping hand, takes pride in his work, and can always be found in a great mood. We are lucky to have Mr. Wayne as part of our team!