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Press Release
February 22, 2011
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Tallahassee-area DOC employees honored by Gov. Scott, Secretary Buss for 215 Years of Service

Eight long-time Florida Department of Corrections employees were honored by Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary Edwin Buss at the first Leon County Employees Service Recognition Reception held on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 on the 22nd Floor of the Capitol in Tallahassee.

Before the event at the capitol, they were treated to a lunch courtesy of the local chapter of the Florida Council on Crime & Delinquency. The lunch was hosted by Chief Dan Ronay, who after introductions, asked for and received suggestions for improvements in the Department. "We want all your ideas about what can be done to save money and to do things better," he said.

After being transported to the Capitol building where elevators brought them to the top glassed-in building where views are afforded in every direction around the capital city, they were greeted by DOC Secretary Edwin Buss.

During the ceremony they were called up to be recognized and to shake the hand of Gov. Rick Scott where their name was read and their years of service were read aloud.

The recognized DOC employees are, from left to right standing next to Secretary Buss: Orma Stambaugh, Substance Abuse; Rose "Marie" Ritter, Security Operations; Dena French, Research & Data; Emma Edwards, Budget & Finance; Richard Hancock, Budget & Finance; Charlie "Fred" Dixon, Finance & Accounting; Christy Green, Class & Pay; and Cedric Sneed , Human Resources. Their combined service to the State of Florida represents 215 years of dedication. Gov. Scott also recognized long-time employees from other agencies and said that as he travels around the state, he intends to recognize as many state employees as he can.

Honored Employees
From left to right standing next to Secretary Buss: Orma Stambaugh, Substance Abuse;
Rose "Marie" Ritter, Security Operations; Dena French, Research & Data; Emma Edwards,
Budget & Finance; Richard Hancock, Budget & Finance; Charlie "Fred" Dixon,
Finance & Accounting; Christy Green, Class & Pay; and Cedric Sneed , Human Resources