state corrections employees working in Snohomish County have received
Agency Awards from the Washington State Department of
received the awards Friday, April 20 during a ceremony in Tumwater.
of the employees work at the Monroe
Correctional Complex -
second-largest prison in the state, housing
– and the fifth works at
the department’s field
to a statement released by the Wash. State Dept. of Corrections
awards recognize employees’ continuous work to improve public
safety. A total of 74 DOC employees received agency awards out of a
pool of 1,073 nominations.
following awards were given to corrections employees in Snohomish
Corrections Officer of the Year: Marlanea Aspden, Community
Corrections Officer, Marysville Field Office
Officer of the Year: Christopher Lee, Monroe Correctional
Complex – Washington State Reformatory Unit
of the Year: Christine Gomes, Psychologist, Sex Offender
Treatment and Assessment Program, Monroe Correctional Complex – Twin
of the Year: Kirby Logan, Corrections and Custody Officer,
Monroe Correctional Complex – Washington State Reformatory Unit
of the Year: Mike Obenland, Superintendent A, Monroe
Correctional Complex - Washington State Reformatory Unit
Officer/Community Corrections Officer of the Year
to an officer whose performance goes above and beyond normal
requirements and who demonstrates their commitment to the
department's goals and mission. This officer maintains a positive
attitude, provides sound decision making, and a strong commitment to
teamwork. S/he is an effective communicator, treating others with
dignity, fairness, and respect. S/he is a positive role model and
maintains professionalism at all times.
of the Year
to an employee who consistently exhibits superior job performance and
displays a strong work ethic. This employee strives for continuous
improvement, promotes alternatives to traditional thinking, and
demonstrates creativity and innovation in accomplishing their duties.
S/he is a strong team player with good communication skills, as well
as being detail oriented, self-disciplined and not afraid to take
initiative. This employee plays a vital role in contributing to a
safe and supportive work environment.
of the Year
to an employee who is in a supervisory position, who consistently
displays the highest standard of ethics and fairness. Fosters a
culture that is based on organizational values and coaches staff to
be successful. Establishes an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust,
which encourages an open exchange of ideas. S/He is an effective
communicator and clearly defines expectations. This supervisor holds
others accountable, while providing ongoing feedback to improve
employee job performance. They are diligent in recognizing individual
employee and team contributions and accomplishments.
from the Chronicle to all recipients for a job well done!