Town Manager Roger Stancil presented the town of Chapel Hill’s highest award Friday to deputy clerk Amy Harvey.
Harvey received the 2015 Cal Horton Service Award during an awards ceremony held as part of the town’s Employee Appreciation Day at UNC’s Friday Center. The award, one of the town’s highest honors for employees, includes an inscribed glass plaque and $1,000 cash.
“Amy represents the ideals of public service to citizens and peers,” Stancil said. “She puts a welcoming, human face on municipal government and reflects the highest ideals of a public employee.”
Harvey began working for the town more than 13 years ago as a secretary in the town manager’s office. After a short break, she rejoined the town in 2002 as an administrative clerk before being promoted to other roles.
In her current role, she helped keep council meetings running smoothly during the town’s 2014 Town Hall renovation project, a news release said. She also helps to prepare council meeting agendas and has led various technology improvements to streamline the agenda process, the release stated. She now is researching new technologies that will help citizens keep better track of council votes and stay involved in town government.
Harvey lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Michael, daughters Morgan and Sidney, and their cats Thelma and Louise.
The Cal Horton Service Award was founded in 2006 using funds raised through the Foundation for a Sustainable Community Inc., a not-for-profit charitable corporation under the umbrella of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. It honors town employees with at least 10 years of service for their distinguished work.