On June 5, 2013 a Town Hall Meeting was held for New York District Employees. This was the first time that the entire team-New York heard from the Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Kent Savre.
He took this opportunity to recognize and commend several outstanding volunteers who assisted during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in addition to recognizing Leadership Development Program graduates and distributing commander’s coins.
He presented the Army Commendation Medal to Lt. Col. John A. Knight for meritorious achievement as the commander of the New York Recovery Field Office that managed the Corps of Engineers’ Sandy recovery missions in New York including debris management.
Allen D. Roos and Sean B. O’Donnell both received the Superior Civilian Service Award for their service to the RFO for their support to debris management operations in the city of New York and Fire Island from November 2012 through May 2013.
Larry C. Young was presented with the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for his service in the RFO. Also the receiving the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service was Kimberly Martin from the Omaha District.
Department of the Army Certificates of Achievement were presented to Mark A. Jurci and Jun Yan for their successful completion of the New York District’s Leadership Development Program for 2011 through 2012. Jodi M. McDonald was presented with the Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement for her completion of the North Atlantic Division’s Executive Leadership Development Program for fiscal year 2012.
Coins were presented for exceptional service to Donald Cresitello, Diana Kohtio, Erica Labeste, Grace Collins, Ellen Simon, Charles William Johnson, Christina Villa, Kevin Merenda, Alex Bachowski, Raymond Schembri, Shahid Shaikh, Helen Edge, Stella Marco, John Beldin-Quinones, John Tavolaro and Kevin Whorton.
Savre spoke to the District about how important the mission is and and reminded those in attendance to remember that the heart of what we do is serve the public. He also spoke about the sequestration and the work load.