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North Bend named its 2018 Employee of the Year during the annual employee
luncheon on December 6th.
This year’s recipient is, Economic
Development Manager and Planner, Lynn Hyde. She has received nominations in the
past but received so many this year that it made the choice easy. Lynn has a positive and can-do attitude and
always goes the extra mile to help any staff member when they need help. She
embraces all that epitomizes what citizens love about this community,
friendliness, neighborly caring and commitment to making North Bend the best it
passion for the community is unparalleled. She has pursued many grants for the
City and won several hundreds of thousands of dollars for City projects. She
has played an integral role in helping revitalize downtown and working with
business owners to improve their buildings.
also chairs the Economic Development Commission, where she was instrumental in
launching the brand implementation guidelines. Other projects include managing
the Visitors website project and organizing and coordinating many of the City’s
is positive, energetic and eager to assist anyone who may need help.
“This award is very well deserved,”
Mayor Hearing said. “We thank you for your outstanding service and commitment
to our staff and the citizens of North Bend.”
Another employee received several nominations
from co-workers and Mayor Hearing said he felt this person deserves special
This employee is Deputy Public Works
Director, Tom Mohr. According to his co-workers, he displays outstanding
customer service and an impressive capacity for taking on projects and managing
operations. He played an integral role in completing the 12th Street
improvements, assisting with private development field construction issues, and
managing the City Hall project.
“Tom has a great attitude, is always smiling,
and is easy to work with,” Mayor Hearing said. “He is a truly valuable employee
and we are glad to have him as part of the team.”
The Mayor also recognized the Wellness Committee for the
work they do all year long in support of staff and the Wellness program and
expressed his sincere thanks on behalf of the elected officials to all
employees for their hard work and dedication.