Public Works Coordinator Christine Watson has been named the City of Rosemount’s 2016 Employee of the Year for her service to the organization and the community it serves.
Watson was praised by the colleagues who nominated her for her work to maintain services for the public by Rosemount Public Works during a year of change in the department’s staffing. “She is extremely knowledgeable, always pleasant, exhibits a positive attitude and a team player,” wrote Police Chief Mitchell Scott.
Watson was one of two City employees nominated for the recognition. Her selection for the top honor was made by the City’s management team, led by City Administrator Dwight Johnson.
As Public Works Coordinator, Watson tracks all activities in her department and monitors its budget. She analyzes the budget and rates charged for the City’s water and sewer utility and tracks compliance with standards for storm sewer service, water conservation, and the condition of Public Works equipment. She also responds to citizen concerns and provides public information for newsletters and the City website.
“Besides stepping up during a time of many staff changes, Chris’s strong analytical skills have helped the City budget and spend money wisely and have even saved the cost of outside consultants on such things as water rates,” said Johnson. “Those skills and her positive attitude have kept us on track both financially and organizationally.”
Watson began work at the City of Rosemount as a management analyst in March 2005 and was promoted to her current position in 2012.
She is the 14th recipient of the annual award, created by the City to honor employees who provide excellent customer service, achieve savings and efficiency in government, and serve as models of safe work habits. Names of employees of the year are engraved on a plaque displayed in the upper lobby of Rosemount City Hall.