Jul 16

[ARCHIVED] Housing Employee Recognized as Employee of the Month

The original item was published from July 16, 2018 8:13 am to July 17, 2018 7:46 am

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On June 27, 2018, Pensacola Housing HQS inspector Edward Milteer was recognized by Mayor Ashton Hayward and other city staff as the City of Pensacola’s June 2018 Employee of the Month.

As part of the recognition event, Chief Human Resources Office Edward Sisson made the following remarks:

In the early morning hours of May 1, 2018, a fire broke out in a group of townhouses in Pensacola. Several of the homes were occupied by participants in the City of Pensacola's rental assistance program. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire, but damage to several of the units was extensive.

To make matters worse, the owner of the units had passed away unexpectedly 4 days before, meaning the tenants were already fearful about the future of their tenancy.

City of Pensacola Housing Quality Standards Inspector Edward Milteer brought the fire to the attention of Housing senior staff early on May 1. He visited the site that morning so he could inform staff of actual conditions on scene, and then revisited in the afternoon to check in with the tenants, answer questions about their program participation, and offer reassurances.

Mr. Milteer's management of the situation meant Housing staff was able to offer better assistance to the affected tenants, since they already had a strategy in place by the time the tenants called. His foresight and leadership were comforting to the impacted tenants and helpful to his teammates back at the office. Mr. Milteer regularly exhibits these traits, which is why the City is happy to recognize him as the June 2018 Employee of the Month.

Congratulations, Edward!