The City of Killeen honored 154 employees at its Dedicated Service Awards today. Awards were given to each employee who reached a five-year increment of service in 2019.
Longest tenure honors went to retired Assistant City Manager Dennis Baldwin for 35 years of service. Police Commander Alex Gearhart, Utility Collections Supervisor Patricia Gothard, Executive Director of Community Development Leslie Hinkle, and Fire Captains Richard Lary and Gerald Pittman were each honored for 25 years of service.
Sixteen employees celebrated reaching 20 years of service. Thirty-three employees reached 15 years with the City. Forty were honored for 10 years, and 58 marked their five-year anniversaries.
The honored employees have given a combined total of 1,665 years of dedicated service to the City of Killeen.