Twenty years of service and milestone, recognized by Community
May 5, 2023
Gila River Indian News
An annual celebration recognizing Gila River Indian Community’s employees and their decades of hard work, were honored on Tuesday, April 25. Over 50 employees filled Fleming’s Steakhouse in Chandler for the “20 Year Club” luncheon organized by GRIC Human Resources Department.
“We’re blessed to be here today and honor those of you who gave 20 years and more of service to our Community,” said Governor Stephen Roe Lewis. “Being here as long as you all have, you serve as a foundation for your departments and programs that provide critical services to our Community, thank you all!”
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration was the first to be held in-person and outside the Community in a restaurant setting.
The gathering honors employees who have served tireless hours, years, and decades to the Community for 20, 25, and 30 years. In the past, 35 and 40-year employees also received special recognition.
Lt. Gov. Monica Antone also shared her gratitude for everyone being honored.
“As I look around the room, I’m so proud to see you all here, I’ve worked with many of you and even hired some of you many years ago,” said Lt. Gov. Antone. “It’s from our heart that we are all here to honor you today, as busy as we are, we know how important it is to recognize you all today.”
In addition to the luncheon, each person received a special award and gift card at various monetary amounts based on years of service.
“Wherever life takes you after today, I hope you look back at your time working here with fond memories and realize what an impact you all hard in contributing to our beautiful Gila River Indian Community,” said Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis.
Those recognized this year are as follows: