County honors employees at recognition ceremony

Wright County employs hundreds of individuals who devote their work lives to serving the public. Often times, their contribution to county government goes largely unrecognized. But, once a year, the county board of commissioners takes time to honor those employees. At the Feb. 28 meeting of the county board, the commissioners hosted the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony.
The county honored employees for five-year increments of service to the county – from five years to a pair who have worked for the county 40 years – as well as singling out individual and group achievement. This year, a pair of individuals was singled out for their achievements.
Compost Facility Manager Craig Mueller was recognized for his key role in the aftermath of July 5 wind storms that damaged buildings and downed trees over a 20-mile path in the county, including the county compost facility. He not only kept he facility open to handle the recycling and household hazardous waste dropoff, but kept the facility running while the building was being repaired and tons of trees and brush came through the facility.
“The amount of recycling we’ve done since 2008 has doubled,” Mueller said. “It’s a wonderful program the county offers. I hope it continues to grow in the future. We’re just touching what we can do with this program. It’s a great program for the community.”

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