Skip to content

Union County Employee Awarded for Connecting Resources

Union County Employee Awarded for Connecting Resources

Posted on November 5, 2021

400x300_LN_CITA_Fall21.jpgUnion County Administrative Support Specialist Beth Belk is being recognized for going above and beyond to connect residents with resources from multiple County departments. Belk works in the Fire Marshal's Office and recently connected employees in Social Services with the local non-profit Safe Kids, as well as the Firefighters Burned Children Fund.

That connection resulted in a family who was working with Social Services receiving monetary assistance from the Firefighters Burned Children Fund to help the family with expenses when two children were being treated at the hospital for burns sustained in a house fire. The two boys were flown to Baptist Hospital, where they received treatment.

"[Beth] also gave us gun locks that the social workers take to the homes and give families to ensure that weapons are secure and children are kept safe," said Monica Smith, who nominated Belk for Union County's Caught in the Act Award. "Because of [Beth] making this connection, more families can be reached and educated on safety. Thank you for seeing the bigger picture and making this collaboration possible!"

Belk was awarded Union County Government's Fall 2021 Caught in the Act Award. Caught in the Act is a recognition program for Union County employees. This program allows an opportunity to recognize and thank employees for going above and beyond expected roles within their job description. As a recipient of the Caught in the Act Award, she will receive a $250 bonus in her next paycheck and is eligible for the annual Caught in the Act Employee of the Year Award.

Fire Marshal Kevin Rigoli said, "Beth epitomizes the best of what we each do within Emergency Services to serve our community. I’m so very thankful that she is able to help others.”

County leadership surprised Belk and presented her with the Caught in the Act Award on Nov. 3. During the presentation, Assistant County Manager Patrick Niland said, “Beth, we appreciate you knocking down silos and the residents of Union County benefitted from those decisions. All of your colleagues speak very highly of what you do on a daily basis so we thank you for what you do for this organization.”

Union County Government employees nominate coworkers when they catch them going above and beyond. Recipients of the recognition program are selected four times a year.

Union County Administrative Support Specialist Beth Belk is being recognized for going above and beyond to connect residents with resources from multiple County departments. Belk works in the Fire Marshal's Office and recently connected employees in Social Services with the local non-profit Safe Kids, as well as the Firefighters Burned Children Fund.

That connection resulted in a family who was working with Social Services receiving monetary assistance from the Firefighters Burned Children Fund to help the family with expenses when two children were being treated at the hospital for burns sustained in a house fire. The two boys were flown to Baptist Hospital, where they received treatment.

"[Beth] also gave us gun locks that the social workers take to the homes and give families to ensure that weapons are secure and children are kept safe," said Monica Smith, who nominated Belk for Union County's Caught in the Act Award. "Because of [Beth] making this connection, more families can be reached and educated on safety. Thank you for seeing the bigger picture and making this collaboration possible!"

Belk was awarded Union County Government's Fall 2021 Caught in the Act Award. Caught in the Act is a recognition program for Union County employees. This program allows an opportunity to recognize and thank employees for going above and beyond expected roles within their job description. As a recipient of the Caught in the Act Award, she will receive a $250 bonus in her next paycheck and is eligible for the annual Caught in the Act Employee of the Year Award.

Fire Marshal Kevin Rigoli said, "Beth epitomizes the best of what we each do within Emergency Services to serve our community. I’m so very thankful that she is able to help others.”

County leadership surprised Belk and presented her with the Caught in the Act Award on Nov. 3. During the presentation, Assistant County Manager Patrick Niland said, “Beth, we appreciate you knocking down silos and the residents of Union County benefitted from those decisions. All of your colleagues speak very highly of what you do on a daily basis so we thank you for what you do for this organization.”

Union County Government employees nominate coworkers when they catch them going above and beyond. Recipients of the recognition program are selected four times a year.

Search all news

Human Services wishes you a safe and healthy UNION this holiday season
Dec 2, 2021
Read full story
Outdoor Burn Ban Goes into Effect Immediately
Nov 30, 2021
Read full story
Union County Christmas Bureau - Ways You Can Help!
Nov 30, 2021
Read full story