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April 8, 2014

Michael Mitchem recognized as City Employee of the Month

TIFTON — The city of Tifton recognized Michael Mitchem with the local traffic department as Employee of the Month for March at Monday’s regular City Council meeting.

Jessica Jones, executive assistant to the city manager and mayor, said she nominated Mitchem because she had the opportunity to work with the traffic department when she served on the committee for the recent Rhythm and Ribs BBQ Festival. She said it was a great pleasure to work with Mitchem and the entire department. She said he worked hard and stepped in for her when he was needed.

“That says a lot about an employee,” she commented.

Jones said she also got to know him and he seemed to enjoy his job, which he’s been with the traffic department for six years.

“We need employees like that to appreciate what they do and let everybody else who works with them know that they appreciate their job and enjoy it,” she said. “It’s good to have employees like that.”

She added about Mitchem, “It felt good to work with somebody like that.”

Jones said the traffic department does a lot of things that some people may not realize that are beneficial to everyone. She said they help out with activities at Fulwood Park, cut the grass, keep the traffic lights going and put up the Christmas lights during the holidays.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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