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Posted on: June 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Town of Purcellville Holds Annual Employee Awards Program

PURCELLVILLE, VA  JUNE 29, 2022 — On Wednesday, June 15, the Town of Purcellville held the Annual Employee Appreciation and Awards Luncheon to celebrate staff for their hard work, exceptional service and consummate dedication to the community.

One of the highlights of the program is the recognition of staff members who have reached service anniversary milestones.  As this was our first program in three years, the Town recognized thirty-two employees with benchmark anniversaries.  These included:


5 Years

            Dwayne Davis, Maintenance Mechanic

            Chief Cynthia McAlister, Police Department

            Sharon Rauch, Director of Human Resources

10 Years

            Jason Didawick, Director of Public Works

            Paula Hicks, Accounting Manager

15 Years

            John Anderson, Maintenance Superintendent

            Jason Chapman, Wastewater Operator II

            Paul Kakol, Police Corporal

            Bernie Snyder, Water Plant Superintendent

20 Years

            Sean Grey, Maintenance Superintendent



5 Years

            Shannon Bohince, Director of Information Technology

            Eric Bridge, Police Sergeant

            Cheryl Chirillo, Accounting Technician

            Lt. Barry Dufek, Administrative Lieutenant, Police Dept.

            Kathy Elgin, Procurement Specialist

Emily Johnson, Policy & Accreditation Manager/Public Information Specialist, Police Dept.

            Jim Kelly, Water Plant Operator I

            Lindey Sibert, Sr. Laboratory Technician



5 Years

            Kimberly Bandy, Deputy Town Clerk

            Michael Dickson, Police Officer

            Kellie Lawrence, Accounting Specialist

            Ryan Peckham, Utility Maintenance Technician

            Amie Ware, Division Manager – Parks & Recreation

10 Years

            Sally Hankins, Town Attorney

            Diana Hays, Town Clerk/Executive Assistant

            Jessica Keller, Capital Projects Coordinator

15 Years

            Ross Kasmier, Network Administrator

            Scott Miller, Meter Technician

            Andrew Smart, Wastewater Operator II

20 Years

            Mike McCracken, Maintenance Technician

25 Years

            Bob Dryden, Facilities Coordinator

            Elizabeth Krens, Director of Finance


12th Annual Field Operations Employee(s) of the Year

            Clint Cantrell, Public Works Coordinator

            Justin Frazier, Wastewater Operator I

12th Annual Town Hall Employee of the Year

Natalie Perkins, Accounting Technician

4th Annual Robert W. Lohr, Jr. Management Excellence Award 

            Dale Lehnig, Director of Engineering, Planning & Development

The Town of Purcellville is extremely proud to have this opportunity to celebrate our staff at this special event, especially those employees who have reached anniversary milestones in their service with the Town.

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