NOLANVILLE  — Resolving to show a greater appreciation for the employees that keep Nolanville running, city officials kicked off their first council meeting of 2014 with the city’s first employee of the quarter.

Amanda Feeney, administrative assistant, was named the city’s first employee of the quarter at a ceremony Thursday.

“I didn’t even know I had been nominated,” Feeney said of her award. “I was really shocked and proud of myself.”

Feeney has worked for the city since May 2008.

“This recognition shows that my hard work pays off and that all my extra work doesn’t go unseen,” she said.

In addition to being the smiling face who greets people at City Hall, Mayor Christina Rosenthal said Feeney’s dedication and determination to go above and beyond the scope of her position that garnered her the employee award.

“All the nominations that we received were for her,” Rosenthal said. “She works hard, goes above and beyond and does everything with a smile.”

City Manager Stephen Pearl said the 13 city employees are working hard.

In other council business, Police Chief Gary Kent swore in two reserve officers: Kathryn Medrano and Bryan Nimerick.

Public Works Director Bob Pena also presented representatives of the School of Wags, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing large breed dogs, primarily Mastiffs, with a certificate of appreciation for the 1,000 pounds of dog food it donated to Nolanville’s animal shelter in December. | 254-501-7567

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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