Two Snohomish County employees were recently honored for work in their respective fields.
Deborah Brown, a Human Services specialist, has received an Exemplary Service Award for her work in the county’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit. Brown was honored by the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery during an October conference in Yakima.
Deanna Carveth, a project specialist in the Public Works’ Solid Waste Division, received an Emeritus Award from the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) during its national conference in Portland in September.
“Front-line employees are crucial to the work we do here at Snohomish County,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “It’s extremely gratifying to see them honored by other organizations for their work.”
Brown has been working in the chemical dependency field since 1988, and has been sharing her expertise with patients and providers for Snohomish County for the past 12 years.
“Deborah has been a strong treatment and consumer advocate, demonstrates sound leadership, and has been instrumental in encouraging effective treatment service delivery with her contractors in Snohomish County for many years,” said Melinda Trujillo, Behavioral Health Program Manager for the state Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.
Carveth is one of three people to have received the Emeritus Award from NAHMMA in 26 years for her work with household hazardous waste management.
“Deanna’s accomplishments have been exemplary. She has been instrumental in the past advancement both of NAHMMA as an organization and of the issues and policies that are important to NAHMMA; instrumental in the advancement of their profession; and actively involved within her community for the betterment of her community,” said NAHMMA President Dave Waddell.