Pictured from left, Sandra Gyurkovic, Roy Alderman, Joseph Finley, IS Manager Worth Norton, Esther Nicolas, Chris Brown and Mayor Jon Nehring.
Mayor Jon Nehring recently recognized the Marysville's Information Services team as the city's employees of the month for February. This is the second time the department has won Employee of the Month accolades.
The team, composed of IS manager Worth Norton, Chris Brown, Sandra Gyurkovics, Joseph Finley, Esther Nicolas and Roy Alderman, was praised for near sleepless efforts working through the Presidents Day holiday weekend, Feb. 18-20, to make major changes to the city's network, with minimal disruption to employees and citizens.
The changes and upgrades will allow for greater flexibility and the ability to take advantage of new technologies.
The major improvement completed was upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. The transition allowed for new features for Outlook, and a proper platform to support virtualization of applications and desktops.
Benefits include more accessibility, cost savings through fewer application licenses and time savings in replacing or upgrading computers.
Mayor Jon Nehring praised the team members for their hard work and making good on their vow that everything would be done before offices opened on Tuesday morning after the holiday weekend.
"Working tirelessly and well into the nights, each IS team member provided the means and skills to take on this major activity in-house, with no outside contractors and with limited impacts to most city staff," said Nehring at a recent City Council meeting where they were honored.
"Keep in mind that we have multiple city operations, such as Police, Records, Fire and Utilities Operations, that are 24/7," he said. "Navigating a major network conversion with little disruption is a task that requires quick-thinking talent and analytical minds like we have on our IS Team."
Their nominator, Darryl Neuhoff, Marysville Fire District Deputy Chief, said of the IS team, "They would never think to tell just how much work they did; they just did it."