Rose Ott, left, and Sheri Harris receive the President’s Award from UPARC.
Pinellas County Community Development employees recently were presented with UPARC’s 2012 President’s Award for their work on the renovation of Waterfall Apartment Complex and the Harborside Studio.
The Harborside Studio is an art studio for developmentally challenged clients. The awards were presented in September to Sheri Harris, compliance manager and Rose Ott, grant compliance specialist.
During the presentation, UPARC President Ryan Griffin said, “Sheri was not only patient and professional, she was resourceful and flexible, always willing to brainstorm with us to resolve issues within the confines of their regulatory guidelines but always with the best interests of UPARC at the forefront.”
In the presentation to Ott, Griffin said, “Rose has demonstrated exemplary leadership in her negotiations with our contractors to facilitate the successful closure of this project.”
The President’s Award acknowledges an individual or an institution whose activities during the year have had a significant benefit to UPARC.
Griffin finalized his comments to the staff by saying, “Thank you for your efforts to go beyond what is expected to help UPARC and the community.”
Community Development Director Anthony Jones echoed UPARC’s sentiments and said, “We have very dedicated employees in Community Development and these employees represent the great work that is being accomplished not just in our department but throughout county government on a regular basis.”
Additional information about the award and the projects is available by calling UPARC at 799-3330.