June 5, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mayor Lydia Mihalik, 419-424-7137
WINNER ANNOUNCED FOR THE JOHN EDWARD SEMAN AWARD FOR EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE
The City of Findlay presented Sgt. James Mathias with the Police Department, with the John Edward Seman Award for Employee Excellence on June 5, 2014, at 2:00 PM in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.
Sgt. Mathias began with the City of Findlay in 1995 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2001. Sgt. Mathias goes the extra mile to assist the Police Department and its employees. He is in charge of Shop with a Cop Program which has given many less fortunate children a better Christmas throughout the years. Sgt. Mathias assists with Project Lifesaver Program involving citizens with dementia, he takes care of the FOP lodge and police memorial doing maintenance, rental, upkeep, and landscape. He is also involved with the Hancock County Law Enforcement Memorial Service and the Retired Law Enforcement’s Luncheon.
Four City employees were nominated by their peers. Nominees included: Brian Dill, Police Department; Jerry Greer, Fire Department; Sgt. James Mathias, Police Department; and Tom Moses, Water Pollution Control Center.
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.