Largo City Commission Celebrates Employees of the Quarter

The Largo City Commission celebrated five outstanding City of Largo team members as Employees of the Quarter at the December 17, 2019, meeting. The “Employees of the Quarter” program recognizes employees for exemplifying, contributing to, and upholding the City of Largo’s Mission, Vision, and Values. The City of Largo is so proud to have the following employees on its team and would like to share their stories.

First, Permit Technician Angela Carrier was nominated because she is "constantly going above and beyond for customers" and because "she manages to make people who would rather not even come to the Building Division become excited when they do."

Next, Largo Police Victim Advocate Coleen Chaney sought to bring some good out of the tragic death of two-year-old Jordan Belliveau by working with Florida State Representative Chris Latvala and neuropsychologist Dr. James Lewis to coordinate and deliver training by Dr. Lewis to those involved in the child welfare system, and to include the training as part of the new bill introduced by Representative Latvala called "Jordan's Law." Though Jordan's Law did not pass, the class was very successful with over 400 attendees. The Largo Police Department also received many accolades from citizens via their Facebook account.

Also, Environmental Services Wastewater Collection Technician Dylan Kaupelis was praised for "going above and beyond his job duties and responsibilities as well as his supervisor’s expectation" while working on a sanitary sewer smoke testing project. Smoke testing the sanitary sewer system is an important measure in the effort to locate and identify stormwater and groundwater infiltration sources. "Dylan is a great example of being creative and having the passion to do it at a high level. His efforts have not gone unnoticed,"

Information Technology Network Administrator David Barber spent "many late nights and long weekends this quarter to simultaneously maintain the aging Avaya telephone system while leading the installation and configuration of  the brand new Cisco telephone system." His nominator also said, "It would not have been possible to have a Cisco phone implementation of this caliber without David Barber.”

Lastly, Environmental Services Assistant Director Shelby Beauchemin is the Operational Manager of the Quarter for being very involved in Wastewater Treatment Plant safety, new plant construction, and leading by example. She was also complimented on her leadership and passion, as well as being a positive example for any city employee.