Four Dare County Employees Receive Service Pins

By on May 4, 2021

Four Dare County employees were recognized with a service pin presentation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that was held at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021. Two of the employees—Thomas “Bud” Tillett and Charles “Daniel” Lee—were honored with a service pin commemorating 25 years of service to Dare County. 

  • Thomas “Bud” Tillett is a senior equipment operator within the Dare County Public Works Department who works at the C&D Landfill located in Manns Harbor. Tillett’s years of trucking experience, combined with his knowledge of Public Works operations, make him a go-to employee to get any job done. Tillett plays a key role at the C&D Landfill by providing support to the landfill’s supervisor in his absence as well as performing mechanic work on the department’s heavy equipment.
  • Charles “Daniel” Lee is the fleet maintenance supervisor for Dare County Public Works’ fleet maintenance department. Lee began working for the fleet maintenance department in 1996 at the age of 19. He has worked in several different capacities within the department, including mechanic, warehouse technician and senior mechanic. Lee was recently promoted to the position of fleet maintenance supervisor due to his knowledge, experience and leadership skills.
  • Valerie Hayes, who works as a paramedic for Dare County EMS, was recognized with a service pin commemorating her 15 years of service. Hayes was hired by the county in 2006 as an emergency medical technician (EMT). During her tenure with Dare County EMS, Hayes has continued her professional development and has been promoted twice. In 2008, she was promoted to the position of EMT-Intermediate, and she was later promoted to her current position as paramedic in 2017.
  • Amanda Myers, physical therapist II for the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services (DCDHHS), was presented with a service pin that recognized her 15 years of service.  Myers started working with Dare Home Health & Hospice in May 2006. Her job involves going into patients’ homes and performing thorough medical assessments and functional evaluations, as well as formulating a plan or treatment for each patient and then evaluating their progress in order to help them achieve their established goals. Myers’ service pin was presented to her in person at the meeting by Holly Meekins, public nursing director for DCDHHS. “Amanda cares very deeply for her patients,” said Meekins. “She consistently goes above and beyond to help them. She’s knowledgeable about the resources in the community and beyond and has helped patients get assistance with everything from transportation to medication to getting a ramp built. Amanda is knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the healthcare system and is able to share this knowledge with the new staff. This knowledge is gained from many years of working in the home health industry and is invaluable to our staff. We appreciate all that she has done and continues to do.”

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