Each year, McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) employees vote for Employee of the Year. This award and recognition was started by Norman Shopay in 2009 and has been continued due to overwhelming staff support.
The Employee of the Year is chosen through a secret ballot by their peers and judged on merit of the employee’s contributions to MCSD.
The Employee of the Year must be a person who has brought about significant positive change, one who eliminates obstacles in achieving District goals and objectives, is resourceful, contributes constructively, innovates, exceeds expectations, inspires others, and proactively identifies and resolves challenges.
The 2021 Employee of the Year honor was awarded to Joseph Blaine, who truly exemplifies the qualifications required. Joey will hold this distinction for the 2022 calendar year, and a new Employee of the Year will be chosen at the end of 2022.