The Butler County Engineer's
Office was presented with the Greater Hamilton Safety Council's
Business Award of the Year at yesterday's annual Awards Banquet.
Butler County Engineer Gregory J. Wilkens and the BCEO received
the award in recognition and appreciation for outstanding dedication
and contribution to the Greater Hamilton Safety Council.
"We are very proud
to present this award to Greg Wilkens and the Butler County Engineer's
Office," said Safety Council President Jerry Garrett, who
is also a long-time BCEO employee. "The Engineer's Office
has a proven reputation of service and concern for the safety
of Butler County's residents."
The BCEO has been a
member of the Greater Hamilton Safety Council for over 30 years.
It has been involved with nearly every Safety Council division,
particularly the Transportation Division, and has had three employees
serve as Council presidents.
Office has been instrumental in the development of the award-winning
high school mock crash program and the junior high 'So You Want
To Drive A Car' program," according to Wilkens. "We
furnish facilities for the Safety Council's monthly meetings
and seminars and have provided employees who volunteer as Driver
Improvement Program instructors."
Named Volunteer of Year
BCEO Finance and Human
Resources Manager Jane Ragazino was also honored yesterday as
the Greater Hamilton Safety Council's Volunteer of the Year.
Ragazino has been active with the Safety Council since the early
1980s, having served as a member of the Home Division and a Driver
Improvement Instructor for over 10 years. She is currently a
member of the Safety Council's Board of Directors and annually
serves on the Awards Banquet Committee.
to Jane for being named our volunteer of the year. She has been
an important part of the Council and an outstanding advocate
of community safety," Garrett said. An employee of the Engineer's
Office for 24 years, Ragazino says she was inspired to join the
Safety Council by other BCEO employees who were involved. She
enjoys public service and giving something back to the community
from which she feels she has received so much.
The Greater Hamilton
Safety Council is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers
from the local community with a commitment to public safety.
Council activities are focused around five divisions --- home,
industrial, fire, school, and transportation.
GHSC has a long tradition
of service to Butler County. Yesterday marked the Council's 58th
awards banquet. The local Council was recently ranked third best
in the State of Ohio among 55 councils by the Ohio Division of
Safety and Hygiene.
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For more information contact:
Petrocy, Public Information
Wilkens, P.E., P.S.,
Butler County Engineer
- Phone 513.867.5744 Fax