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City employee recognized with Blueprint Blue Ribbon Award

November 8, 2017

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For Immediate Release
Nov. 8, 2017
City employee recognized with Blueprint Blue Ribbon Award
The City of Tyler believes in hiring people who focus on exemplary customer service. One such employee has been with the City for more than 12 years. In his role with the City, he has been a valuable resource for all city departments, elected officials and citizens. He has transformed the department he leads by focusing on innovation and service. This is evident in the development of report dashboards utilized by employees on a daily basis, improved transparency and the development of training videos to teach others about departmental services. 
Chris Lennon, code enforcement department leader, was recognized at the City Council meeting with the Blueprint Blue Ribbon Award on Nov. 8. This award is used to recognize exceptional employee performance. Ideal candidates for the award are employees whose ideas or suggestions have improved productivity, saved money, improved efficiency or improved employee morale.
“He often goes over and above his job responsibilities by coordinating volunteers to assist the elderly or disabled address code violations that they are unable to take care of themselves,” said Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler. “He embodies the Blueprint Blue Ribbon and the Called to SERVE spirit of the City of Tyler.”

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