Nominations Sought for Outstanding City Employee Awards. Nomination Deadline is April 16

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Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking nominations for the 2021 Outstanding City Employee Awards program, which recognizes employees for exemplary performance and contributions that go above and beyond job requirements.

"The COVID-19 pandemic made this past year a difficult and trying time for all," said City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. "Every employee has played an essential role in keeping our city running and supporting our community, especially our most vulnerable populations. I am proud of our dedicated workforce and how they stood up to the challenges of 2020, banded together to solve problems and create new initiatives, and for the hard work that went into continuing to provide the high level quality of services that our residents are accustomed to. Their hard work has not gone unnoticed and I want to express my gratitude for their effort this past year. While I was unable to host an awards ceremony last May, I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a virtual 2021 Outstanding City Employee Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m."

Cambridge city government is made up of dedicated employees who strive to provide a high level of quality services to all its citizens. Outstanding City Employee Awards are designed to recognize contributions that are above and beyond job requirements. Criteria for determining outstanding performance include:

• Demonstrated strong leadership and a high level of commitment to the City and its residents.
• Demonstrated outstanding customer service to the public and/or fellow employees.
• Developed an innovative or creative solution to a problem.
• Made superior contribution to the success of a project, completing work on time and within budget.
• Donated significant time to activities that benefit the Cambridge community.  Encouraged and valued community involvement.
• Demonstrated an exceptional ability to work in a multicultural organization.
• Consistently contributed to better City operations.

All City employees at all levels of the City workforce are eligible for nomination. Anyone who lives or works in Cambridge may nominate one or more City employees for recognition. Individuals are not limited as to how many employees s/he chooses to nominate but must submit a separate Nomination Form or letter for each employee. An employee may not nominate her or his own supervisor or department head for recognition.

Nominations can be submitted online. The same form can be used by City employees and by any others interested in participating in the nomination process. A signed nomination letter may be submitted instead of the nomination form. Nominations can also be submitted via email to or fax to the Personnel Department at 617-349-4312. Completed nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 16, 2021.

For more information, contact Maryellen Carvello at 617-349-4300 or

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