County employees recognized for service

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors and staff recognized county employees for their longevity in serving the citizens of Colusa County in a brief ceremony on Aug. 13.
Jean Rios, Agriculture Department, was recognized for 10 years of service.

Recognized for 20 years of service were Sefan Tzolov and Kirsten Montejano, from Public Works; Kevin Scott, from the Colusa County Transit; Gerry Hernandez, from, Colusa County Cooperative Extension; Rose Tanner, Health and Human Services; and Norma Navarro, Colusa County Probation Department.

Two employees, Leslie Pingrey, Colusa County Cooperative Extension, and Doris Gomez, Health and Human Services, were recognized for 25 years of service.

For the first time, three Colusa County were recognized for more than three decades of service.

Public Health Assistant Celia Gomez, Barbara Rosas, Operations Supervisors for Colusa County Transit, and Assessor Arnold Gross were recognized for 35 years of service to the community.

Human Resources Director Patricia Leland said the milestone for 35 years was special in that three employees were hired within a six-month period.

“I did a little bit of math on that,” Leland said. “When you take 52 weeks a year, times five days a week for 35 years, that’s 9,100 work days. “That is what 35 years represents.”

Leland said it takes a “heart of service” to dedicate their careers and lives to public service.

Certificates were presented to each of the employees by Chairman Kent Boes and their department heads.

A reception followed the ceremony. ■