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Dedication, Extra Effort Recognized with Cary’s Employee of the Year Award

Post Date:12/06/2017 4:19 PM
  • Two Town staff members were named Town of Cary Employee of the Year as announced at the Town’s annual employee reception.
  • Mary Beerman, a senior planner in the Planning Department, is honored for her extra efforts in implementing the Imagine Cary Community Plan, among other reasons; Charles Massey, Emergency Communications Shift Supervisor with the Cary Police Department, is honored for his commitment to ensuring a high level of service to citizens while following policy and protocol.
  • Roughly 40 employees were honored with service milestones of 20, 25, 30 years. 


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Cary, NC – Dedication to Cary citizens, the Imagine Cary Community Plan and extra effort everyday is just part of what earned two Town of Cary staff members the Employee of the Year Award at a reception on Wednesday, December 6. With a work ethic and commitment to providing high-level thinking and top quality work that is second to none, Mary Beerman has led the Town’s effort to achieve community objectives, and ultimately improve the Town. As a mentor to his fellow Emergency Communications Officer, Charles Massey has assured the quality of calls while fostering the growth of his colleagues. As Employee of the Year, Beerman and Massey receive a plaque, $2,000, and will be recognized by the Cary Town Council at the December 14 Town Council meeting.

In her nomination, staff described Beerman as “the consummate team player, continually giving everything she has to the organization and its citizens because she cares about Cary and is passionate about serving and helping others, not because she is seeking any credit or recognition.” Beerman has been with the Town of Cary for nearly a decade and has overseen 27 rounds of amendments to the Town’s Land Development Ordinance (LDO). More recently, Beerman has been working on the review, documentation and presentation of the Fenton preliminary development plan and rezoning request. Fenton is a mixed use development in the Eastern Cary Gateway Special Planning Area.

In his nomination, staff described Massey as “mentor who helps his colleagues grow professionally.” For much of the year, Massey maintained the quality assurance for the Communication Center’s fire and medical calls, an immense and time-consuming task. This was one of the main reasons Massey, who has been with the Town for 6 years, was honored as the 2017 North Carolina National Emergency Number Association Communications Supervisor of the Year. By ensuring the quality of these important calls, Charles has helped maintain the high level of service that citizens expect from the Town of Cary.

“The dedication and passion for their work displayed by both Mary Beerman and Charles Massey epitomize why I am so proud to work with the great staff here at the Town of Cary,” said Town Manager Sean R. Stegall. “The extra effort they put forth to provide excellent service and continue to make Cary one of the best places to live, work and play are admirable.”

Employee of the Year nominees— 11 total—were also recognized: Mary Beerman (Planning), Jim Bridges (Utilities), Jarrod Buchanan (Water Resources), Marie Cefalo (Water Resources), Wilson Farrell (IT), Vicki Hayes (IT), Billy Lee (Water Resources), Charles Massey (Police), Rachel Monschein (Utilities), Pamela Simons (Transportation & Facilities), and Rob Wilson (Planning). The announcement was made at the Town’s Annual Employee Recognition Luncheon at the Herb Young Community Center, during which more than 40 staff members were recognized for reaching service milestones of 20, 25 and 30 years of service. The luncheon occurred on the heels of an employee reception in November honoring all Employee of the Year nominees as well as 140 staff members who reached service milestones of 5, 10, and 15 years.

The Town of Cary’s Employee of the Year program was established in 1989 to recognize employees who consistently perform well beyond what the job description requires. Nominees are consistently courteous and helpful to others, and they strive to improve themselves. Many nominations included accolades from Cary citizens. For more, search “Employee of the Year” at



Primary Contacts

Mary Beerman, Senior Planner, (919) 469-4342
Charles Massey, Emergency Communications Shift Supervisor, (919) 469-7969
Karen Spurlin, Employee Relations Manager, (919) 469-4075
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 380-4240 


Employee of the Year Program

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