.
News Alert
Disney Monorail Evacuated After Possible…

City Commission Honors Three Community Leaders

Firefighter Chris Palmieri was named Outstanding City Employee of 2012, while Gisela Bennie and Joe Caisse were chosen as parade marshals for the holiday festivities.

Three people who play vital roles in the community were honored for their services at the City Commission meeting on Monday night.

Safety Harbor firefighter/paramedic Captain Chris Palmieri was named the Outstanding City Employee of 2012 for his many contributions to the community, including helping to develop a fire hydrant mapping system.

Palmieri, a 12-year veteran of the department, was given a plaque in honor of his service by Mayor Andy Steingold, who praised his tireless commitment to the city.

And two individuals, Gisela Bennie and Joe Caisse, were chosen to be leaders of the holiday festivities this year, which include the tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 7 and the holiday parade on Dec. 15.

In approving the selections, Steingold said he always sees Bennie working on projects around town, and he admitted that Caisse has almost single-handedly tried to eradicate the air potato problem in Safety Harbor himself.

NOTE: Chris Palmieri was named Outstanding Employee for the Fall quarter of 2012, not the entire year. There are four outstanding employees named every year. Thanks to City Manager Matt Spoor for clarifying the error.

Jane hussar November 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Congratulations to these wonderful citizens!!!
Gisela Bennie November 20, 2012 at 04:08 PM
What a surprise. Thank you!
Steve November 20, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Congratulations to Joe and Gisela! Your efforts to make Safety Harbor a nicer place to live is greatly appreciated!
Carol Zieres November 20, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Congratulations, Chris, Gisela, and Joe for your contributions to our wonderful city!
Jeffrey Rosenfield November 20, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments. I just wanted to point out that Chris Palmieri was named Outstanding Employee for the Fall quarter of 2012, not the entire year. There are four outstanding employees named every year. Thanks to City Manager Matt Spoor for clarifying the error.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »