Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

The Above and Beyond program is a rewards and recognition program for the Town of Westerly.  Any employee may nominate any other Town employee or work team.  Employees who demonstrate exceptional dedication in upholding the Town's values and exhibiting behavior and demonstrating they are going above and beyond.


Qualities that might identify an employee for nomination include such factors as:

  • Promoting the image of the department or Town through continual extension of service, courtesy to residents, employees and the public.
  • Exhibiting leadership and maintaining grace under pressure/deadlines/crisis situations.
  • Initiating/recommending innovative ideas which are implemented and result in better service or efficiency.

All nominations will be copied to the employee's Department Head.

Every month, employees will be recognized and will receive a commemorative certificate and cash award.  In addition, awardees will be officially honored by Town Council at a regularly scheduled council meeting.

Please use the below link to nominate an employee you feel is eligible to receive an Above and Beyond Award.

Online - Above and Beyond Award (Preferred Method)

Above and Beyond Award - Paper Nomination

Above and Beyond - Winners

January 2017

Dave Murphy, Development Services
Ellie Derrig, Engineering
Gilda Mendonca, Tax Collections

February 2017

Cathy Brayman, Town Clerk's Office

March 2017

Nikea Killam, Animal Shelter

April 2017

Richard Harris, Public Works

May 2017

John Perrin, Public Works

June 2017

Danielle Stearns, Assessor's Office

July 2017

Jonathan Savastano, Public Works

Doug St. Clair, Public Works

Laurie Jusczyk, Recreation

August 2017

Cathy Burke, Tax Collection

September 2017

David Whittier, Public Works

October 2017

Jenn Misto, Assessor's Office

November 2017

Marc Tate, Information Technology