Winner Announced for John Seman Award | City of Findlay, Ohio

Winner Announced for John Seman Award

Winner Announced for the John Edward Seman Award for Employee Excellence


The City of Findlay presented Chris Cramer, Maintenance Mechanic with the Street Department, with the John Edward Seman Award for Employee Excellence on October 10, 2017.  Cramer is a 17 year employee with the City of Findlay working only in the Street Department during those years.  He is always willing to take a challenge head on never saying it can’t be done.  Cramer was instrumental in the Street Department purchasing a plasma table, taking the time to research and learn how to use the plasma table allowing the City to fabricate far past its expectations.  Cramer is a well-rounded employee with capabilities in carpentry, concrete, and mechanics.  He has assisted in shelter house builds at The Cube and Riverside Park, created the City of Findlay logo signs that now adorn the Municipal Building and the security desk inside the building; and created the Ben Roethlisberger sign at the youth football field at The Cube.  He designed and manufactured a holding cage for the Findlay Fire Department hazmat tent and refurbished doors in the Police Department.  He completely refurbished the City’s 2000 John Deere 624 loader back to showroom condition.


Four city employees were nominated by their peers.  Nominees included: Chris Cramer, Street Department; Jerry Greer, Fire Department; Cheryl Horne, Police Department; and Jennifer Niederkohr, Water Treatment Plant.  Click on each of their names to display a video of each of the nominees.


The program is named in honor of Assistant City Engineer John E. Seman who passed away in late 2004.  John’s service to the City began in May 2000.  John’s distinguished character and passion for excellence in building a community established a pinnacle for all to follow.  The annual John Edward Seman Award for Employee Excellence is intended to formally recognize a City employee whose service, dedication, integrity, and commitment to community are exemplary.  City employees who have served at least one year, except elected officials, are eligible for nomination.  Nominations were made by employees of the City of Findlay.  A plaque displaying names of award recipients is displayed in the Municipal Building.