At its annual awards luncheon on May 5, the Juneau Federal Executive Association recognized Juneau area federal employees for outstanding work in volunteer service, administrative support, team project and the top federal employee of the year for accomplishments in 2009.
The award winners are as follows:
Betsy Longenbaugh - U.S. Coast Guard Health Services and Work-Life Support Activity Field Office Kodiak/Juneau Detachment for Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for her efforts staffing the Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE) shelter and the development of an interactive training program, titled "Financial Independence for Women."
Lori Cook - program specialist for the 17th Coast Guard District's Director of Auxiliary, for Outstanding Administrative Support Award for her role in the planning & execution of last year's Auxiliary conference.
Chief James Highfill, Petty Officer Ryan Hanson, Petty Officer Thomas Albert and Petty Officer Laura Herr - U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, for Outstanding Team Project Award, for their leadership and collaboration to ensure the safe & effective response to the PATTY J's demise last summer.
Capt. Mike Neussl - U.S. Coast Guard retired, for the JFEA Federal Employee of the Year Award recognizing his leadership in guiding the 1,500 employees of the USCG in Alaska and fostering a close relationship between the many federal agencies in the Juneau Area.
JFEA would like to thank the judges who assisted in the selection process: Ms. Cathie Roemmich, CEO Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Brenda Hewitt, Executive Director United Way of Southeast Alaska, and Ms. Lorene Palmer, President & CEO Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For more information about JFEA, visit www.fs.fed.us/r10/jfea/index.html.