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Employee of the Year

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The 2015 Employee of the Year nominees were presented on December 9, 2015. South Cary Water Reclamation Facility Laboratory Supervisor Kelly Spainhour was named the 2015 Employees of the Year at the Town's recognition luncheon held on December 9, 2015.  View the presentation that briefly describes each of the outstanding employee nominees.

The Employee of the Year program was established in 1989 to recognize employees who consistently perform wellbeyond what the standards of their job descriptions. Winners are consistently courteous and helpful to others, and strive to improve themselves and participate in the community.

Selection Process

Nominations are open for regular full-time and part-time employees. Temporary employees and appointed staff members are not eligible. The nomination process starts in late October or early November each year. Most nominations are from fellow employees, although occasionally they come from citizens. Each nomination is screened to ensure that the employee meets the criteria and that the department director approves. Detailed input is gathered from the department director and the supervisor of each nominee.  A confidential committee of citizens and Town employees chooses the winner or winners. Selections are announced during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.  The Employee of the Year receives a plaque and $700.

Photo of Kelly Spainhour

Kelly Spainhour

Benefits of the Program

Cary's high quality of life depends on a partnership between citizens, elected officials and Town employees. The Town provides the best possible customer service by helping all employees reach their potential.

Our goal is to be the best local government for our size in North Carolina and to be recognized throughout the Eastern United States for service to all segments of the community. At the Town of Cary, service is our only product.


Human Resources Department
Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 469-4070
(919) 319-4567 (fax)

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