Yesterday I was honored to be recognized as one of five employees of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) nominated for Outstanding Volunteer Services Employee of the Year. My nomination was based on my work with Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play, as we seek to bring the first accessible playground to Kitsap County, Washington. It was humbling just to be among the 160+ employees nominated out of more than 10,500.
Congratulations to Dan Robinson, the category’s Employee of the Year. Dan, along with 24 other employees, received the Employee of the Year honor.
My thanks go out to the leadership of PSNS & IMF for choosing to publicly recognize the excellence of their employees. The thanks are especially warranted this year because furlough and sequestration have threatened the workers and many commands are choosing to cancel all celebrations.
To see the smiles, to hear the laughter, and to feel the love yesterday was exhilarating. I return to work this morning refreshed.