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Commissioner's Award of Excellence

  • OCTOBER 2017 WINNER - Brenda Reining
    Category - Productivity

Lincoln, NE - November 7, 2017 - Brenda Reining, Clerk Typist III for the Lancaster County Department of Community Corrections was honored with the Commissioners' Award of Excellence at the November 7, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting. Reining was nominated by a colleague in the category of productivity. The Commissioners' Award of Excellence recognizes employees who consistently provide outstanding service and work that demonstrates exemplary personal commitment to Lancaster County.

Reining was recognized for her work in facilitating the Community Corrections office relocation from Courthouse Plaza to 605 S. 10th Street. This scope of work is outside her traditional job duties. In her nomination form it is noted that, "Ms. Reining demonstrated admirable organizational skills and was effectively able to troubleshoot when problems or challenges arose, which occurred on numerous occasions." Additionally, it was shared that Brenda performed this task with enthusiasm and a positive attitude; working altered shifts to ensure that the move went smoothly and that services in her department would continue without disruption.

Brenda Reining has been a Lancaster County employee since 1998. In August of 2003 she transferred to the newly established Department of Community Corrections as the department's first hire. Community Corrections Director Kim Etherton stated that, "Ms. Reining has repeatedly demonstrated her dedication and commitment to the success of this department by enthusiastically taking on tasks and projects outside the scope of her classification. Facilitating all aspects of our recent move to the 605 Building is the latest example of Ms. Reining's further contribution to this agency. We all watched in amazement as she used her impressive organizational skills to simplify the relocation of two fully staffed offices into one, all the while maintaining a positive attitude and a great sense of humor." Lancaster County Board Commissioner, Deb Schorr stated, "Every department needs an organizer and we are really lucky to have you." Commissioner Bill Avery presented Reining with a plaque and thanked her for her service to Lancaster County.

Brenda Reining, Clerk Typist, and Holly Newton, Corrections Coordinator