This Superior Accomplishment Award (SAA) is to be awarded to Janelle Brown, whose tireless dedication in so many areas has helped the Central Valley Waterboard maintain excellence in Board Meeting preparation, the production of multiple Virtual Board Meetings in 2020, the production of the Executive Officer's Report, compliance to ADA specifications for applicable documents, and her coordinating of many lab sampling events for the Rancho Cordova office.
The truth is that Janelle can receive the SAA based on her incredible work ethic and high capacity to achieve alone. But Janelle's excels at so much more. Her work product is superior, her sense of pride and dedication to her work is off the charts, and Janelle is continually searching for ways to improve her work product in every area. I believe I can speak for Kelli Garver, Patrick Pulupa and EMG when I state that Janelle has been an incredibly valuable asset for the Central Valley Waterboard during this challenging year of 2020. It often gets over-stated, but the phrase we wouldn't have been as successful without Janelle speaks volumes of truth. The virtual board meeting success would be less so without Janelle's valuable contributions in this area.
Additionally, the value Janelle has brought to being a guru of ADA compliance has been enormously beneficial to Region 5's Rancho Cordova office. She has trained multiple staff on how to make their documents ADA complaint. Also, Janelle's incredible lab background has enabled her to continue to be an asset to Region 5 program areas, who use this valuable lab contract to test on a routine basis. Moreover, much of Janelle's work over the last year has meant doing new tasks and stepping into help Region 5 function smoothly. Without Janelle's ability to do this, Region 5 would not have enjoyed the same success. In conclusion, Janelle's incredible work effort, work ethic, and positive attitude has been critical to the success of Virtual Board Meetings, EO Reports, ADA work and lab sampling events for Region 5. We are very fortunate to have Janelle working at the Central Valley Waterboard and she is well deserving of this award.