Employee Recognitions

Exceptional Employees of the Year

Each year, employees are encouraged to nominate a fellow City of Irving team member for an exceptional job. Nominations are accepted during the month of July and winners are recognized by the city manager during a City Council Work Session.

On-the-Spot Awards

Directors can nominate an outstanding teammate for an On-the-Spot Award. The award is presented by the City Manager to an employee for a specific event, situation, activity or behavior that meets the following criteria:

  • Goes above and beyond his or her normal job responsibilities.
  • Performs an extraordinary accomplishment or makes a contribution toward the city's strategic goals.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service.

Nominations are welcome for all employees; full- and part-time, as well as seasonal and temporary, employees are eligible for an On-the-Spot Award.

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    2017 Employee of the Year Class Selected

    Eight employees were recognized for above-and-beyond contributions to the organization and community. Presentations were made by City Manager Chris Hillman as part of the Jan. 31 Work Session meeting. Read on...
  2. 2016 Employee of the Year honorees display their awards at City Hall.

    Employees of the Year for 2016 Recognized

    Five employees were recognized for above-and-beyond contributions to the organization and community. Presentations were made by City Manager Chris Hillman as part of the city’s first Work Session meeting of the new fiscal year. Read on...
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  1. From left - Brenda Haney, Ernesto Guillen, Sergio Almodovar, Chris Hillman

    Nov. 8, 2017: Martin Gomez, Solid Waste Services

    On Oct. 24, Solid Waste Services Lead Senior Heavy Equipment Operator Martin Gomez was back-dragging the working face of the landfill when he noticed what appeared to be a wallet pop out from underneath the blade of the equipment. Read on...
  2. From left - Brenda Haney, Ernesto Guillen, Sergio Almodovar, Chris Hillman

    Nov. 8, 2017: Ernesto Guillen and Sergio Almodovar, Solid Waste Services

    Ernesto Guillen and Sergio Almodovar of Solid Waste Services were assigned the duty of building and preparing the resident drop-off recycling center at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill. Read on...
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  1. Jeff Spivey is sworn in as police chief by Judge Rodney Adams.

    Spivey Succeeds Boyd as Chief of Police

    Jeff Spivey officially took the oath as chief of police at Irving’s Criminal Justice Center after being recommended for the post by City Manager Chris Hillman at the end of March. Spivey succeeds Larry Boyd, who retired in December 2016. Read on...
  2. Planning committee celebrates success of TRAPS Expo in Irving.

    Parks, Recreation Brings TRAPS to Irving

    The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) Annual Institute and Expo brought hundreds of industry professionals to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas for a full lineup of educational sessions and activities. Read on...
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