City of Nassau Bay names employees of the year
Officer Donald Linder, City Receptionist Katie Kight and Public Works Deputy Director Chris Defrancis were named employees of the year by Nassau Bay in December.
The newest member of the Nassau Bay Police Department, Linder was named Police Officer of the Year by his coworkers. The officer began his police career with the Atascosa County Sheriff’s office in 2008 and joined the Nassau Bay Police Department in July 2009 as a reserve officer.
Linder is currently assigned to the midnight shift. In addition to his patrol duties, during the summer months Officer Linder, a certified Marine Safety Officer, patrols the waters of Nassau Bay.
Kight was a co-winner of Administrative Employees of the Year. She was nominated by her supervisor and many of her coworkers for the award.
In just her first year on the job, Kight helped lead the effort to clean up the utility billing delinquent and vacant accounts and meters, making it possible to pursue the city’s goals of improving the water and sewer infrastructure.
As Public Works Deputy Director, Defrancis has been an employee of Nassau Bay for 17 years. He also oversees the Water and Wastewater Division as Chief Operator.
Defrancis designed a pipe to help prevent rags from entering the wastewater system and came up with a plunger type of design in case the plant started to clog. In September, this helped create an additional 1.4 million gallons of waste.
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