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      Mayor Foster presented Service Awards for years of loyal service to the citizens of Crete to seven City employees.  All eligible employees were given a pin for years of service.  Employees with 10 years of service or more received a gift along with service pin.

      Tom Ourada, Director of Public Works has been with the City of Crete for 30 years.  Tom started with the City in the Electric Department.  He has served as Director of Public Works since 1994.

Mayor Foster - Tom Ourada

Bob Haufle - Mayor Foster


     Robert (Bob) Haufle has been with the City since
July of 1981.  Bob has worked with the Street
Department and served as Cemetery Sexton for 2 years
in his 30 year career with the City of Crete.

     Dean Pracheil began his career with the City of Crete on September 17, 1991.  Dean has served as Street Supervisor and just recently took on the responsibility as Cemetery Sexton. 

     Dean Pracheil - Mayor Foster

Ken Brown - Mayor Foster

     Ken Brown, Water Operator has been with the
City of Crete for 20 years. 

Diane Goranson - Mayor Foster

     Diane Goranson, Deputy City Clerk started with
the City of Crete as the Mayor’s secretary in 2001. 
Diane moved to Deputy Clerk in 2008.

     Jose Ramos started his career with the City of Crete on the Water Department in 2006.  Jose transferred to the Electric Department in 2007 as Electric Lineman.


Mayor Foster - Jose Ramos

Mayor Foster - Gordon Bridges

     Gordon Bridges has been with the City of Crete
 for 5 years.  Gordon works in the Crete Power Plant
 as an operator.


2011 Service Awards