Chairperson Hosts Long Service Awards
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew hosted a reception on Wednesday 28 March in the Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle, to recognise employees who have attained 40 years continuous public service.
Speaking at the event Councillor Mulgrew said, “I am delighted to present these long service awards; tonight’s event is a way of saying thank you to our staff and marking their loyalty, commitment and dedication to public service.
“Together, the 16 Council employee members have accumulated over 663 years’ service and it is a privilege to have such talented, innovative and motivated staff who make all the difference to our residents and other stakeholders. Without the skills and commitment of all our staff, the Council would not be able to achieve its corporate objectives, nor would we be able to maintain the smooth running of our operations.”
Councillor Mulgrew concluded, “During my term of office I have worked with many people throughout the Council and I can firmly say that all our staff carry out their duties to the highest professional standard.”
Chief Executive, Mr Liam Hannaway said, “I am very proud of the exceptionally talented and committed staff who work hard to achieve the Council’s ambitions. They make the Council the efficient and welcoming place it is today.”
Councillor Mulgrew presented each award recipient with an engraved crystal vase, following which she took the opportunity to speak informally with staff and their families.