Carly Aubrey is the 2018 Employee of the Year
Carly Aubrey, Principal Planner in Community Planning and Economic Development Services, has been named the 2018 City of Falls Church Employee of the Year. The citizen-led Employee Review Board selected Aubrey for her exemplary work taking on project management of the West Falls Church Economic Development Project after a key staff member left the City. "By the strength of Carly’s professional skill and determination, the West Falls Church redevelopment effort was kept on schedule and is poised to positively transform the western end of the City,” said Paul Stoddard, Director of Planning, who nominated Aubrey.
Aubrey has worked for the City for four years, and she was the project manager for the West Falls Church project through a critical time: the closing of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to selecting a development partner and Council’s subsequent vote on an Interim Agreement (IA) with the development partner. Aubrey has been personally or jointly responsible for almost every analysis, staff report, and presentation related to the project since taking on the role of project manager.
The West Falls Church redevelopment effort is critical to the future well-being and financial sustainability of the city. The 10 acre site will transform the west end of the city, creating a new 18-hour a day neighborhood where residents can work, play, and live. Further, the project will create a regional destination that will attract shoppers and diners. The payments from land leases and tax revenue will help offset the costs of the new high school, estimated to cost $120 Million.
"We are thrilled with the selection of Ms. Aubrey as our 2018 Employee of the Year," said Deputy City Manager and Director of Human Resources Cindy Mester. "She is the embodiment of our Leadership Guiding Principle that the quality and success of our City is a shared responsibility. Her leadership as a project manager is unparalleled.”
The public is invited to join the City at two upcoming 2018 Employee of the Year celebratory events on Monday, April 8. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Hill Farmhouse (312 Park Ave.) followed by a presentation at the City Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.).
Carly Aubrey (second from left) is the 2018 Employee of the Year! Also pictured, left to right: City Manager Wyatt Shields, Paul Stoddard, Meaghan DeCelle, Tara Puzin, and Cindy Mester.
The “Employee of the Year” Award was established in 1987 to grant recognition to a City employee for accomplishments of outstanding worth in advancing and improving public service in the City of Falls Church General Government.
Accomplishments that are eligible for consideration will vary widely in form and substance due to the many different jobs City Employees perform. They will be evaluated against criteria which examine gains achieved, overall impact of the accomplishment, and the environment in which the achievement took place. The recipient receives a cash award.
Eligibility for the award is open to all permanent full or part-time employees in the City government’s personnel system, provided the initial probationary period has been concluded successfully. Appointed Officials, Elected Officials and their employees, and Department or Division Directors are not eligible.
Nominations may not be submitted by a member of the immediate family of the nominee or the nominee themselves.
The City Employees Review Board will receive the nominations and the supporting documentation and select the award recipient based on the facts presented. Presentation of the award will be made by the Mayor and Council at the April 8, 2019 Council Meeting in City Hall.
|2018||Carly Aubrey||Community Planning and Economic Development Services|
|2017||Ibby Acosta||Finance Department|
|2016||Joe Dowling||Public Works|
|2015||Missy Elliott||Police Department|
|2014||Megan Graham||Court Services|
|2013||Leslyn Barrow||Housing and Human Services|
|2012||Cary Frostick||Mary Riley Styles Public Library|
|2011||Susan Richter||Housing and Human Services|
|2010||Kathy Allan||Environmental Services|
|2009||Rachel Kindell||Aurora House|
|2008||Ed Lancaster||Police Department|
|2007||Marshall Webster||Mary Riley Styles Public Library|
|2006||Beverly Reich||Human Resources|
|2005||Debralee Woodbury||Recreation and Parks|
|2004||Jill Anne Spence||Planning Department|
|2003||Dan Ellis||Police Department|
|2002||Ali Khan||Environmental Services|
|2000||Butch Goff||Recreation and Parks|
|1999||Linda Weikle||Recreation and Parks|
|1998||Danny Schlitt||Recreation and Parks|
|1997||Robert Goff||Environmental Services|
|1996||Dagmar McGill||Mary Riley Styles Public Library|
|1995||Donna Ahart||Aurora House|
|1994||Debra Gee||Planning Department|
|1993||Bruce Taylor||Police Department|
|1992||Ralph Lewis||Environmental Services|
|1991||Annette Mills||Environmental Services|
|1990||Melodie Baron||Housing and Human Services|
|1989||Sue Spiker||City Attorney's Office|
|1989||Lieutenant Greg King||Police Department|
|1988||Howard Herman||Recreation and Parks|
|1987||Robert Compher||Environmental Services|