2013 COSHOCTON COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD Sponsored by the Coshocton Rotary Club

The Coshocton County Employee of the Year Award was created in 1997 by the Coshocton Rotary Club to recognize vocational excellence and the practice of high ethical standards in the workplace. The Coshocton Rotary Club would like to thank the local business community for their employee nominations. All are worthy of recognition and their

contributions to their employer and the community are exemplary. Tonight marks the 16th year that the Employee of the Year Award will be presented. Tonight, we are honoring two recipients. Our first recipient is Deborah Crowdy. She is employed as the Local History and Genealogy Specialist at the Coshocton Public Library. Deborah’s nominator describes her as follows: “she exhibits an exemplary attitude every day and always works to go above and beyond the library patrons’ expectations. She is always willing to take on additional tasks at work.” In 2009, like nearly every employee of the library, Deborah’s hours were reduced by 20% due to the the cut to Ohio’s Public Library Fund, which provides 95% of the Coshocton Public Library’s annual budget. Despite fewer hours, Deborah was asked to perform the same duties, which she managed by coordinating the efforts of volunteers in the Local History Room. In fact, in 2012, a total of 1,447 people visited the Local History Room and Deborah was kept busy with 600 email and postal mail inquiries of genealogy and history topics. Deborah has made

significant contributions in assisting with adult programming over the past three years, including programs for both the Civil War sesquicentennial, as well as Coshocton’s bicentennial.

Deborah is also very involved in the community. She is a member of Central Christian Church, where she serves as a deaconess, teaches Kingdom Kids Sunday school, as well as leading the adult Sunday school class. Deborah is a volunteer for Roscoe Village and serves as a Resident Advisor once each week at the Second Chance Homeless Shelter. Deborah and her husband, Philip have two grown sons, Andrew, and Richard. The Coshocton Rotary Club is pleased to present Deborah Crowdy of the Coshocton Public Library with the Coshocton County Employee of the Year Award. At this time, I would like to invite Deborah to join me on stage. Our next recipient this evening is Jed McCoy, a 6-year employee of Coshocton County Job & Family Services. Jed serves as an Employment Coordinator. In his vocation, Jed has made significant contributions to the businesses and those seeking employment in the Coshocton area. Jed is a leader in the development and constant revisions of the One Stop Job Club curriculum. The Job Club program has helped hundreds of job seekers in Coshocton County find meaningful and family sustaining employment. Jed leads clients to develop a career pathway that, if followed, leads to higher employability. Jed’s nominator estimates that he assists in the preparation of over 800 resumes annually and has consistently placed job seekers at a rate of 150-200 each year. To quote Jed’s nominator, “words can’t describe the impact that Jed’s efforts have had on many, many families in our county.” One of the local employers Jed works with routinely had this to say about hi m: “As far as I’m concerned, you cannot find a more committed, loyal, or just plain kind-hearted person than Jed McCoy…I am very blessed to have Jed in my world.”

Jed is a devoted husband and father of three. In the community, Jed has served as a United Way Representative and Coach for Conesville Recreation. The Coshocton Rotary Club is pleased to present Jed McCoy of Coshocton County Job & Family Services with the Coshocton County Employee of the Year Award.

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