Chris Abele
Press Release

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a Difference

County Executive Abele is putting the spotlight on employees who have gone above and beyond to give back to our community and make a difference.

By - Dec 21st, 2016 02:10 pm

MILWAUKEE – As part of his performance management initiative, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is this week highlighting County employees who are providing excellent service and getting things done. Today, County Executive Abele is putting the spotlight on employees who have gone above and beyond to give back to our community and make a difference.

In one remarkable example, Office of Emergency Management dispatcher Kenyetta Ware saved the lives of a mother and her two daughters when the mother lost control of her vehicle on the freeway. Kenyetta directed the mother to regain control of her car and steer it to safety, averting what would have been a tragic accident.

At Child Support Services, Child Support Coordinator Lorelei Malzewski donated $10,000 in memory of her father, Wally Zamiatowski, to the organization My Father’s House in support of their fatherhood program. Paralegal Tammy Ayers, also in Child Support Services, was named the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association Worker of the Year for her work supporting children and families.

And the Milwaukee County Transit System had a few heroes this year.

MCTS driver Sharon Chambers was recognized for her quick action in helping a 15-year-old girl escape from a man who was harassing and following her. Sharon got the girl safely on the bus, then followed her training and protocol by dialing into MCTS dispatch, which notified the Milwaukee Police Department.

As they were waiting for police to arrive, Sharon called the girl’s grandmother to let her know what happened and comforted the girl. Video on the bus shows Sharon telling the girl, “Don’t worry about it. You are safe. I will fight for you; no one is going to hurt you.”

MCTS driver Jeannie Mitchell also displayed quick thinking that guided Milwaukee children to safety. On her usual Route 35 trip, Jeannie noticed two young children walking alone down the sidewalk who appeared to be lost. After stopping the bus to talk to the children, Jeannie found out they had gotten away from their babysitter and were trying to find a relative’s house but got lost. Jeannie called MCTS dispatch and then waited with the children until the police arrived.

Jeannie’s caring act resounded so much with the community that the Milwaukee Bucks last night honored Jeannie at their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Milwaukee County is a better place because of our workforce and the performance management goals they are achieving, but the real measure of why our County workers are so valuable is evident in the stories of Kenyetta Ware, Lorelei Malzewski, Tammy Ayers, Sharon Chambers, and Jeannie Mitchell,” County Executive Chris Abele said. “I’m incredibly proud to have them and so many other wonderful and caring people on our team at Milwaukee County.”

Press Releases by Chris Abele

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County’s Approach to Mental Health Reform is a National Success Story

In a series of interviews spanning several months, Buzzfeed documented the work of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division clinicians Tai Hooper and Hendriel Anderson.

Chris Abele

10 Milwaukee County Accomplishments You Should Know About

Here is a run-down of the top 10 accomplishments we want you to know about from 2016.

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs

This community input session will take place at the COA Goldin Center 2320 W. Burleigh St.

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Project Labor Agreements

..."I’m concerned that this legislation as crafted could hinder the successful training programs that the building and construction trades are providing the labor force in our region."

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse

The campaign is in its second year in Milwaukee County and is part of National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week .

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American Affairs

Ralph Hollmon to Spearhead Group’s Discussions on OAAA Hiring and Community Engagement

See More Releases
Business:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *