County Employee Recognized


Photo courtesy County of Maui

Each year, the County of Maui honors those who serve on each island with Employee Recognition Awards. On Molokai, Guillermo Dela Cruz was named the 2016 Employee of the Year.

Dela Cruz is a Building Maintenance Repairer II with the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“We are very pleased with Guillermo’s performance,” wrote his supervisors. “He is quick and has a positive attitude. He has a personality and is fun to be around.”

Calling him “a talented individual,” they said Dela Cruz exemplified the county Parks and Recreation mission, which is to provide safe, satisfying and cost-effective recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Maui County.

“He will answer your calls when you need his service, and he helps fellow workers understand some computer programs that we recently acquired for our department…. He attends workshops to help improve his skills and achieve his goals,” his supervisors added.

Other Molokai nominees for the award were Hokulani K.M. Alcon, an Office Operations Assistant II with the Department of Police, and Clint K. Reyes, Equipment Operator IV with Department of Public Works.

During the Molokai ceremony, county retirees on the island were also recognized: Shane K. Bush who worked 23 years with Department of Fire and Public Safety; Nazario G. Ragonton, Jr., who retired after 22 years from the Department of Parks and Recreation; and Rene M. Dilla, serving 10 years with Department of Public Works.

“These employees being recognized exemplify everything good about our County workers,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “They’re dedicated to public service, work well together, have a great attitude and go beyond the call to get things done. I’d like to wish all of our dedicated public servants a big mahalo for everything they do to make Maui County one of the best communities in the world.”


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