County Executive Ryan McMahon Honors Emergency Communications Employees


The annual ceremony recognizes 22 employees this year

Syracuse, N.Y. – County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II and the Department of Emergency Communications Commissioner Julie K. Corn recognized 911 Center Employees for outstanding performance during the past year during a ceremony held Wednesday morning at the 911 Center.

County Executive McMahon said, “Our Emergency Communications Employees are the best in the business. They are the true first responders to any emergency and our community is lucky to have such an amazing and dedicated workforce.” McMahon continued, “Congratulations to all of the awardees. This year has been particularly challenging and I want to thank all of our employees for their hard work and commitment to keeping our community safe.”

The Department of Emergency Communications annually selects an Employee of the Year. This selection is based on the performance of an exceptional act, contribution of an outstanding idea, independently initiated self-improvement or accomplishment, outstanding community service, or sustained exemplary performance and conduct, which demonstrates the ideal of honesty, integrity, and excellence.

For the year 2019 the Department of Emergency Communications has selected:

Employee of the Year
Public Safety Dispatcher Ashley M. Evans

The Commissioner’s Administrative Award is given by the commissioner to help recognize individuals that have had a positive impact on the administrative function within the organization. For the year 2019, the Department of Emergency Communications Commissioner has selected:

16 Administrative Staff Members

  • Lori A. Hable, Secretary to the Commissioner
  • Maryanne Calogero, SODO, Accreditation Manager
  • Benjamin Rinaldi II, Deputy Commissioner
  • Michael S. Redhead, PSD, Training
  • Edward J. Healy, PSSS Tech Support
  • Jacob N. Carlson, PSD, Training
  • Steven D. Salmons, SODO, Tech Support
  • Carrie A. Grevelding, SODO, Quality Control
  • Kevin M. Spraker, SODO, Tech Support
  • Sandra J. Walker, Typist II
  • Keith E. Ducett, SODO, Tech Support
  • Marylou Aureli, Account Clerk II Payroll
  • Sean M. Sparks, PSSS, Radio Division
  • Gigi A. Love, Administrative Assistant
  • Scott M. McInnis, SODO, Radio Division
  • Gregory N. VanDyke, PSD, Training

The Commissioner’s Supervisory Award is given by the commissioner to the candidate that has shown initiative and leadership in the supervisory function and who have had a positive impact in his/her supervisory role within the organization. For the year 2018, the Department of Emergency Communications Commissioner has selected:

Supervisor of the Year Award
Public Safety Shift Supervisor John P. Pierson

The next awards are Peer Awards chosen by a committee made up of rank and file employees to select awards for: “Police Dispatcher of the Year Award”, Fire/EMS Dispatcher of the Year Award; and Telecommunicator of the Year Award. This committee selects their recipients based on specific achievements or career long professionalism.

Police Dispatcher of the Year Award
Public Safety Dispatcher Joshua J. Ambrose

Fire/EMS Dispatcher of the Year Award in Memory of
Public Safety Dispatcher Kristopher Shane” Daniels

Presented to his sons Ryan & Tyler Williamson

Telecommunicator of the Year Award
Public Safety Telecommunicator Melissa A. Hilton