Well done!

Each issue, eScoop would like to give a shout-out to employees and departments who have earned special recognition. We want to hear about colleagues who have earned kudos on the job as well as those being recognized for their work or volunteerism outside the office.

This issue, you’ll hear about County employees rescuing a stray pup, some national recognition for the Pima County sheriff and kudos to two Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation employees for keeping our parks clean.

They found a Penny and picked it up

And boy, did that bring some good luck! 

Jason Grodman with PennyThat’s what some employees Wastewater’s Technical Services and Engineering Division-Laboratory thought last month. Chemist Sarah Russell had just returned to the Water Campus from collecting grab samples when she discovered a puppy hiding in the golf shed.  

Coworkers helped her lure the puppy out. Fellow technician Sierra Campbell took the puppy home over the Memorial Day weekend and named her Penny. Campbell has a much bigger dog and thought she would test the compatibility of the two pups.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good mix, so Penny was brought back to Water Campus in search of a new home.

Luckily, Jason Grodman, a permit and regulatory compliance officer, felt a connection with Penny. He took her home to introduce her to his 14-year-old mini-fox terrier and the rest of his family, including his spouse, Mary Grodman, a program coordinator with the Stadium District. It was, to coin a phrase, a match made in heaven.        

Sheriff a national resource on border security

Mark NapierPima County Sheriff Mark Napier took part in a teleconference earlier this spring as part of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. 

Participants gathered virtually to share their expertise on border security and transnational crime. Topics included local perspectives from a border county, applications to secure the border, the global perspective on transnational organized crime and U.S. Customs and Border Protections’ applied capabilities.

A shout out to Parks staff

Community member Kimberly Peterson regularly walks at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and has always found the park enjoyable. So she decided to tell someone.

“I love this park, clean, beautiful and has so much to offer,” Peterson wrote, citing two – Jose Coronado and Art Gutierrez -- who really stood out. “Jose and Art always are very friendly and helpful. Today they hurried to clean the only open bathroom so we would have a safe and clean bathroom. These guys are friendly and hard-working! Thanks so very much!”
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