Outstanding Marietta City Employees Honored

City Manager Bill Bruton honored retirees, employees who have served Marietta for a combined total of 1,801 years and employees of the year at a City Hall ceremony.

City Manager Bill Bruton honored retirees, employees who have served Marietta for a combined total of 1,801 years and employees of the year at a City Hall ceremony on Dec. 7.

35 Years of Service

  • Jackie Gibbs, Fire

30 Years of Service

  • Cheryl Lahey, Development Services
  • Danny Rackley, Fire
  • Roger Rozen, Municipal Court
  • Lori Swafford, Business Analysis
  • Scott Tucker, Fire

25 Years of Service

  • Larry Brown, Fire
  • Darren Camp, Motor Transport
  • Perry Dulworth, Police
  • Joe Duvall, Police
  • Paul Hooks, Environmental Services


Twenty-one employees who have served the city for a combined total of 516 years and five months retired in 2012.

  • Mark A. Anderson with Fire
  • Joe D. Berry with Environmental Services
  • David S. Brown with Fire
  • Curtis L. Cherry with Environmental Services
  • Dennis O. Coleman Jr. with Parks, Recreation and Facilities
  • Michael G. Donahoo with Economic Development
  • Joseph S. Douglas with Fire
  • Timothy L. Fant with Police
  • Samuel D. Floyd with Environmental Services
  • Michael J. Gabler with Parks, Recreation and Facilities
  • William L. Garner Jr. with Fire
  • Connie T. Keheley with Customer Care
  • Robert J. Luby with Fire
  • Margaret H. McClure with Police
  • Arthur E. Miscally Jr. with Electrical
  • Irvan A. Pearlberg with City Council
  • Kerry G. Richardson with Electrical
  • Mary S. Smith with Police
  • Freddie H. Wadsworth with Environmental Services
  • R. Crandall Wardlaw with Fire
  • Mark A. Williamson with Fire

City Manager's Award

Marietta City Manager Bill Bruton awarded Pam Allen, an administrator with Municipal Court, the City Manager's Award for Exceptional Service for their accomplishments for the city and its employees, providing the best internal service to fellow employees and external service to the public, and for epitomizing public service.

Darrell Dickerson Marietta First Award

Rich Deckman, a landscape architect with Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities, received the Darrell Dickerson Marietta First Award, which includes a plaque and $500 endowment, given to an employee who serves as an ambassador for the city of Marietta, both internally and externally, and who cares about the city, its employees and its businesses.  

2012 Employee of the Year

Russell Henson, a detective with the police department, is the employee of the year for 2012. Henson was selected by a committee based on recommendations from all city employees.

The Employee of the Year award is presented to an employee who is singled out by their supervisors, peers, citizens and customers of the city of Marietta and Board of Lights and Water for consistently having a professional attitude, providing quality customer services, creating an atmosphere of teamwork, having good attendance, their willingness to help anyone and serve as a role model.

Supervisor of the Year

Steve Campisi, a lieutenant with the police department, recieved the Alex G. Newsome Award for supervisor of the year.

Alex G. Newsome was an employee of the city of Marietta for 35 years. As superintendent of electrical services, he was known for his knowledge of his craft, dedication, excellent teaching skills, tender heart, sense of humor and homegrown vegetables.

Newsome never forgot about life's most important priorities: love of family and friends, hard work, laughter, and commitment to all you do. Because he was such an excellent example to others, the award for outstanding supervisor or manager was named in his honor.

Businesses who Have Donated to Employee of Quarter/Year Awards

Businesses on the Square

  • Earl Smith Strand Theatre
  • Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square
  • Historic Marietta Trolley Company
  • Marietta Pizza Company
  • Marietta Visitors Bureau
  • Tommy's Sandwich Shop

Businesses in the community

  • Ace Hardware
  • C&T Auto
  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Chiropractic Total Health Center, LLC
  • Come-N-Get-It
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Gabriel's Desserts
  • Hoppy's Car Wash
  • Jimmy John's Subs
  • La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
  • Marietta Daily Journal
  • Office Depot
  • Red Wing Shoe Store
  • Stars and Strikes
  • Zaxby's

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