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Employees, Wiley honored at banquet

The city of Farmington hosted an Employee Appreciation Banquet on Jan. 26. The following employees with at least 10 years of employment were honored during the event.

10 years: Dustin Smith, Aaron Hampton, Steven Palmer, Andrew Wofford, Stephanie Payne, Matthew Dotson, Floyd Massey, Robert Nash, and Travis Trokey.

15 years: Charlie Reever

20 years: Michael McCarthy, Timothy Hawkins, Dana Gilliam, and Bill Gammon.

25 years: Todd Crabdree, Tom Harris, Bruce Belvin, and Jeff Crites.

30 years: Edward Wann

40 years: Bud Norman

Mayor Larry Forsythe also presented the first “Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award” to Pete Wiley.

Wiley, a World War II veteran, returned to Farmington in January of 1946. A Farmington Press story on Wiley earlier this year said he first became a shoemaker but eventually took a position with the city’s electric department as a lineman. 

Wiley is also a charter member of the Farmington VFW Post 5896.

The city of Farmington recognizes employees for their years of service to the city during the Employee Appreciation banquet on Jan. 26. Recognized at this year's event are (front row, from left): Dana Gilliam, Todd Crabdree, Dustin Smith, Aaron Hampton and Charlie Reever. Back row (from left): Steven Palmer, Jeff Crites, Stephanie Payne, Edward Wann, Rob Nash, Matt Dotson, Bruce Belvin and Tim Hawkins. Not pictured are Andrew Wofford, Floyd Massey, Travis Trokey, Michael McCarthy, Bill Gammon, Tom Harris and Bud Norman.

The city of Farmington recognizes employees for their years of service to the city during the Employee Appreciation banquet on Jan. 26. Recognized at this year’s event are (front row, from left): Dana Gilliam, Todd Crabdree, Dustin Smith, Aaron Hampton and Charlie Reever. Back row (from left): Steven Palmer, Jeff Crites, Stephanie Payne, Edward Wann, Rob Nash, Matt Dotson, Bruce Belvin and Tim Hawkins. Not pictured are Andrew Wofford, Floyd Massey, Travis Trokey, Michael McCarthy, Bill Gammon, Tom Harris and Bud Norman.

Farmington Mayor Larry Forsythe, at left, presents Pete Wiley with the first

Farmington Mayor Larry Forsythe, at left, presents Pete Wiley with the first “Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award” during the city’s Employee Appreciation banquet on Jan. 26.

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