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Commissioner's Award of Excellence

  • 2015 ANNUAL AWARD WINNER - Stefanie Grell
    Sheriff's Office;
    Category - Productivity and Loss Prevention

The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Annual Commissioners Award of Excellence is Stefanie Grell, Records System Specialist with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. The award was presented at today's Board meeting.

Stefani Grell
Stefani Grell

Stefani received the Commissioners Award of Excellence in October, 2015, after being nominated by Captain Joe Lefler of the Sheriff's Office in the categories of Productivity and Loss Prevention. She began her career with Lancaster County on June 9, 2003 in the Lancaster County Corrections Department and transferred to the Sheriff's Office in June of 2012.

Captain Lefler stated "In 2015, Stefani was assigned to the Distress Warrant position which was vacant due to the retirement of a long-time employee. She was to work 60% of her time doing the job she formerly did and the rest of her time would be spent collecting delinquent taxes and serving as the back-up to the Financial Coordinator".

Numbers from the Lancaster County Treasurer's Office show a nearly 70% increase in the amount of Distress Warrants collected by the Sheriff's Office in the first six months that Stefani was in this new position. Captain Lefler further stated "Stefani is innovative and motivated. She has found other methods of collection, has collected Distress Warrant Taxes that had been written off and deemed uncollectable, used all avenues of research to locate delinquent property owners and worked cohesively with the Treasurer's Office on collection procedures".

Roma Amundson, Chair of the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, stated "The Board is pleased to recognize Stefanie as the 2015 Commissioners Annual Award of Excellence recipient. On behalf of the Board I want to thank her for her outstanding work and congratulate her on this award."

The Commissioners Award of Excellence recognizes employees who consistently provide outstanding service and work that demonstrates exemplary personal commitment to Lancaster County.