The Bottom Line
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Housing Authority recognizes its longtime workers

The Key Housing Authority strives to recognize and appreciate its employees for outstanding service and years of dedication to the agency.

The authority in recent months has honored Alison Tejeda, Alexander "Kiki" Bello, Giselda Brogli, Sammy Shirk and Paulette Rivas.

Tejeda was recognized over the summer as employee of the quarter. She began her employment in August 2011 as a receptionist/cashier and now serves as a housing manager trainee and is known for her customer service skills, reliability and being a self-starter, according to a press release.

Bello was honored for 15 years of service as a maintenance mechanic. He is currently assigned to the Senior Citizen Plaza, where he is well-liked by the residents and his colleagues, the release states.

Brogli started her 10-year career as an occupancy and admissions specialist. Since then she has served as a housing manager, Section 8 representative and a property supervisor. Her honors include Rookie of the Year, Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year.

Rivas joined the housing authority 20 years ago as a trainee and is currently maintenance controller. While serving as a receptionist for the Community Development Office, she was an important part of the application process. Rivas has also served as the receptionist for the main administrative office and the administrative support team and has been recognized as an Employee of the Quarter.

Sammy Shirk began his 30-year career in 1983 as a custodian. In 1985 his progression in the maintenance field expanded for both the Senior Citizen Plaza and Marathon. He currently serves as the property director for the Senior Plaza. Shirk has received accolades that include Employee of the Month, Quarter and Year. Shirk has the longest length of service within the agency, the release states.