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Yearly award winners
Each year, the Richmond Department of Emergency Communications selects one Emergency Communications Officer and one supervisor who have exhibited exceptional work throughout that year to support the department's mission, vision and values. Congratulations to each of the winners.
2022: Because of the challenges of the lingering effects of COVID-19, civil unrest, staffing shortages and the addition of 911 system changes, all ECOs and operations supervisors were honored as ECO of the Year and Supervisor of the Year for 2022. Photos here.
2021: Emergency Communications Officer Ryan Clarke and Emergency Communications Assistant Supervisor Chantell Jones
2020: Emergency Communications Officer Melanie Givens and Emergency Communications Supervisor Christopher Ward.
2019: Emergency Communications Officer Julia Perez and Emergency Communications Assistant Supervisor Ronetta Lewis-Ince
2018: Communications Officer De De Byrd and Assistant Communications Officer Supervisor Kenya Washington
2017: Communications Officer Rodney DeBerry and Assistant Communications Officer Supervisor Nicole Tyrell