Matt Woodard, center front, an IT Apps Developer II with the Probation Department poses with his parents, Nancy and David Woodard, after being honored as 2013 Employee of the Year for his division. David Woodard is also a proud SEIU member working as a District Road Maintenance Supervisor with TMLA.
On Thursday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2014, hundreds of workers from the Riverside County Probation Department converged on the Moreno Valley Conference Center to celebrate with their peers during the department’s annual Employee Recognition and Awards Ceremony. This was the first year the Probation Department received help from any sponsors for this annual event and SEIU 721 was honored to help recognize our members for their hard work and dedication in 2013.
“SEIU 721’s sponsorship made a big difference and enhanced the whole experience for all of us. Our entire department is so thankful of SEIU’s support. It’s nice to know our union is not only here to protect us, but to celebrate with us too!” – Bryon Hansen, Riverside County Supervising Office Assistant I, Probation Department
Guests were treated to a special musical performance by the Moreno Valley High School marching band, including their rendition of the National Anthem.
Jeff Stone, Chairman of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, was the guest speaker and congratulated the recipients on their accomplishments.
SEIU 721 represented award recipients were:
• Matt Woodard, an IT Apps Developer II, received 2013 Division Employee of the Year for the Administrative and Business Services Division.
• Angela Castillo, a Research Analyst, received a Special Recognition Team Award for her work at the Day Reporting Center.
• Glenn Franco, a Correctional Food Services Supervisor, received a special thank you and gift of appreciation for supervising the delivery of over 180,000 meals for the juvenile hall and providing excellent catering services to numerous special events, including this awards ceremony.
Employees who were promoted or completed 15-25 years of service with the County in 2013 were also recognized.
Following the presentation of the awards, guests enjoyed a beautiful reception with family and friends while enjoying a banquet of food and music.