Employee of the Month / Year
The Employee of the Month Program was established in January 1991. Each month nominations are accepted from any City employee to the Employee of the Month Review Committee. This committee is made up of City employees representing a cross section of departments throughout the City. The Committee then makes their selection and the Employee of the Month is presented in a ceremony before the City Commission on the first Commission meeting of the month following the selection. Each Employee of the Month is awarded a certificate signed by the City Manager and the Mayor, a plaque showing the employee's name, department and the month in which he/she is awarded and a City of Sarasota watch.
The Employee of the Year Program was established in January 1991. At the end of each year, the twelve Employee of the Month selections, in addition to any other nominations made to the Review Committee, are considered for the Employee of the Year award. The same process is followed as for the Employee of the Month and on the second Commission meeting in January, the Employee of the Year is honored before the City Commissioners. The Employee of the Year is awarded a large plaque and a certificate signed by the City Manager and Mayor.