Patti Malone receives Bob Stollings Memorial Award

A human resources specialist who worked at the city for more than two decades is the recipient of the Bob Stollings Memorial Award.

A human resources specialist who worked at the city for more than two decades is the recipient of the Bob Stollings Memorial Award.

Patti Malone received the city’s prestigious employee award at the 32nd annual Employee Recognition Awards banquet at the Harvest Centre on Friday night.

Close to 100 city employees were recognized in areas of long service, work practice, safety achievement and special recognition.

Malone began her career with the city as a benefits administrator in treasury for financial services before moving to human resources as a specialist dealing with benefits and pensions. She started at the city about 23 years ago.

City staff said Malone’s greatest strength is her ability to treat every employee with the utmost respect and dignity. They said she deals with sensitive and personal issues on a daily basis, which requires a special kind of person.

Red Deer city council began hosting the banquet in 1982 to acknowledge the contributions made by the dedicated and conscientious employees.

The Bob Stollings Memorial Award was established in 1985 and is named after Robert E. Stollings who worked for the city from 1960 to 1984.