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Seville Named Franklin County’sOctober Employee Of The Month

The Franklin County Commissioners proudly presented the October 2023 Employee of the Month award to Mary K Seville during the board’s Oct. 25 public meeting. Seville has been employed with Franklin County since July 2020 and currently serves as the assistant director of the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services (DES). She was also named Employee of the Month in May 2021.

October’s Employee of the Month recipient was determined by the Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Committee, which received 19 nominations for the October award, four of which were for Seville.

“With the departure of the DES director in June, Mary K stepped up to take the helm until a new director started,” said one colleague. “She single-handedly managed both the county’s Emergency Management Agency and 911 side of DES and took any challenges that arose in stride. She has ensured that any disruptions to the critical systems were investigated immediately, even if it was after hours or over the weekend.”

The nomination continued, “Even with her busy schedule, Mary K is always available to assist us with any questions. She also keeps everyone in the loop on any upcoming projects or events that we are involved in, and she follows up to make sure we have the resources that are needed to be successful. Mary K is a team player who has kept the department running smoothly and efficiently. She is a leader who truly cares about her employees and is a great asset to the county.”

Seville’s outstanding characteristics are attributes that have not gone unnoticed by her peers. Colleagues describe her as dedicated, patient, caring, determined, diligent, compassionate, professional, supportive and a team player.

The Franklin County Commissioners congratulated Seville on her recognition and thanked her for her excellent work and for exuding such a high standard of knowledge, leadership and excellence to the employees and residents of Franklin County.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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