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Team of the Month


2017 February

Team of the Month

Facilities Services and Public Works Departments

Congratulations to the Facilities Services and Public Works Departments who were selected as Team of the Month for February!!

We have received numerous compliments from the Mayor, Council, Town staff and the community on their initiative to team-up and coordinate a snow removal plan that ensures the safety and well-being of the Town employees as well as our community. 

We thank you for your early morning and late night dedication and your approach to this responsibility which truly embodies the type of employees that the Town of Taos respects and values.

Thank you and congratulations again!!





Employee of the Month


2017 January

Carmen Gonzales -January 2017 Employee of the Month

Carmen Gonzales

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Carmen Gonzales as January's Employee of the Month.

Carmen has good natured enthusiasm in everything she does. She has superb working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.

Her positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos.

Carmen's energetic effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate her on this prestigious award.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Carmen on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Carmen!

 



2016 December

Stephen Ortega Employee of the Month - December

Stephen Ortega

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Acting Sergeant Stephen Ortega as December’s Employee of the Month.

Stephen has been an Officer with the Taos Police Department since 2011.  He has an outgoing, polite and positive natured enthusiasm in everything he does.  He has excellent working relationships with his co-workers and displays great dedication and loyalty to the job and his community. 

His positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills display his dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community and make him a valuable member of the Taos Police Department Family as well as the Town of Taos.  >

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Stephen on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Stephen!

 



2016 November

November 2016 Employee of the Month

James “Pimmie” Salazar

The Employee Recognition Team has selected James “Pimmie” Salazar as November’s Employee of the Month.

Mr. Salazar has been working for the Town of Taos Public Works Department for over twenty years as a heavy equipment operator.  He has a great working relationship with his co-workers and has displayed exceptional dedication to his job.

Although he is not in the public eye as often as other employees his knowledge of the job, hardworking skills, professionalism and devotion to excellent public service to the Taos Community make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Pimmie on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Pimmie!

 



2016 October

Employee of the Month 2016

Steve Pacheco

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Steve Pacheco as October’s Employee of the Month.

Steve has been a Town of Taos Employee for over four years. 

He has a great sense of humor, can-do attitude; he has a great working relationship with his co-workers and displays terrific dedication to the job.

His knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos.

Steve’s cheerful effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of his professionalism and devotion to excellent public service

Thank you Steve!

 



2016 September

Charlie Sanchez September 2016 Employee of the Month

Charlie Sanchez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Charlie Sanchez as September’s Employee of the Month.

Charlie has worked for the Town of Taos for over eleven years.  He has good natured enthusiasm in everything he does and has a great working relationship with his co-workers.

He promotes positive energy and his dedication makes him a valuable asset to the Town of Taos.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Charlie and thank him for his service.

Thank you Charlie!

 



2016 August

August 2016 Employee of the Month

Antonio Garcia

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Antonio Garcia as August’s Employee of the Month.

Antonio has terrific working relationships with his co-workers and displays great dedication to the job. 

He upholds a positive enthusiasm in everything he does.

His knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate him on this prominent award.

Thank you Antonio!

 



2016 July

Employee of the Month - July

Dolores Lucero

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Dolores Lucero as July’s Employee of the Month.

Dolores has positive enthusiasm in everything she does. 

She has outstanding working relationships with her co-workers and displays great devotion to the job.

Her upbeat energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos.

Dolores’ spirited effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Dolores on this prestigious award.

Thank you Dolores!

 



2016 June

2016 June Employee of the Month

Aaron Martinez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Aaron Martinez as June’s Employee of the Month.

Aaron has been a Town of Taos Employee for four years.  He was hired in 2011 as a Temporary Facilities Maintenance Assistant and was reclassified to a Full Time Employee as a Facilities Services Specialist.    He has terrific working relationships with his co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.  He upholds a positive enthusiasm in everything he does.

His knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Aaron on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Aaron!

 



2016 May

Employee of the Month- May 2016

Janice Martinez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Janice Martinez as May’s Employee of the Month.

Janice has good natured enthusiasm in everything she does.  She has superb working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job. 

Her positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

Janice’s energetic effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Janice on this prestigious award.

Thank you Janice!

 

 



2016 April

Josephine Fresquez

Josephine Fresquez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Josephine Fresquez as April’s Employee of the Month.

Josephine has worked for the Town of Taos for over 14 years.

She began her tenure with the Town of Taos in 2001 at the Youth and Family Center and then in 2007 she transferred to the Finance Department and is currently the Accounting Manager.

She displays great dedication to the job.  Her positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos.

Josephine’s energetic effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Josephine on this prestigious award.

Thank you Josephine!

 

 



2016 March

March Employee of the Month Scarlett Espinoza

Scarlett Espinoza

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Scarlett Espinoza as March’s Employee of the Month. 

Scarlett has positive natured enthusiasm in everything she does.  

Scarlett is a diligent employee and has an excellent working relationship with the community and her co-workers.

She is cheerful and very helpful with patrons of the visitor center. 

Scarlett displays great dedication to her job, which promotes our wonderful community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Scarlett on this prestigious award.

Thank you Scarlett!

 



2016 February

Bill Ervin

Byron "Bill" Ervin

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Bill Ervin as February’s Employee of the Month.

He displays great dedication to the job.

His positive energy and hardworking skills, make him a valuable asset for the Town of Taos and are perfect examples of his professionalism and dedication to exceptional public service.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Bill on this prestigious award.

Thank you Bill! 

 



2016 January

Rocio Perez-Medina

Rocio Perez-Medina

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Rocio Perez-Medina as January’s Employee of the Month.

Rocio has good natured enthusiasm in everything she does.  She has outstanding working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job. 

Her positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

Rocio’s spirited effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to exceptional public service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Rocio on this prestigious award.  

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Rocio on this prestigious award.

Thank you Rocio! 

 



2015 December

Francisco Martinez

Francisco "Kiko" Martinez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Francisco “Kiko” Martinez as December’s Employee of the Month.

Kiko has worked for the Town of Taos as a temporary summer employee for three years and was hired on a full time basis in 2011 as a Facilities Services Specialist.  He has good natured enthusiasm in everything he does and has great working relationships with his co-workers.

His positive energy, dedication and enthusiasm make him a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Kiko on this prestigious award.  

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate KiKo on this prestigious award.

Thank you Kiko! 

 



 

2015 November

November Employee Anthony Martinez

Anthony Martinez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Anthony Martinez as November’s Employee of the Month.

Anthony has been a Fire Fighter with the Town of Taos for almost two years, serving and protecting the lives and property of the Citizens of Taos. 

He handles every situation he encounters with the utmost respect.

His exceptional customer service, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos and are perfect examples of his professionalism and dedication to extraordinary public service to our Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Anthony on this prestigious award.

Thank you Anthony!

 



 

2015 October

Elias Padilla

Elias Padilla

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Elias Padilla as October’s Employee of the Month.

Elias has been a Town of Taos Employee for over sixteen years.  He has great working relationships with his co-workers and displays terrific dedication to the job.

His knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos.

Elias’ cheerful effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of his professionalism and devotion to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Elias on this prestigious award.

Thank you Elias!



 

2015 September

Cathy Romero Employee of the Month

Cathy Romero

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Cathy Romero as September's Employee of the Month.

Cathy has good natured enthusiasm in everything she does. She has great working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.

Her positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos.

Cathy's energetic effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Cathy on this prestigious award.

Thank you Cathy!



 

2015 August

August Employee of the Month

Lupe Lopez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Lupe Lopez as August’s Employee of the Month.

Lupe has been a Town of Taos Employee for almost 8 years.  She was hired in 2007 as an Information Specialist at the Taos Visitor Center. 

She has terrific working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to her job, which promotes our beautiful community. 

She maintains an upbeat natured enthusiasm in everything she does. Her energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos.

Lupe’s energetic effort and her professionalism are perfect examples of her dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community. The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Lupe on this prestigious award.

Thank you Lupe!



 

2015 July

Town of Taos Employee of the Month July 2015

Moises Sanchez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Moises Sanchez as July’s Employee of the Month.

Moises has been a Town of Taos Employee for 12 years.  He has terrific working relationships with his co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.  He maintains a cheerful natured enthusiasm in everything he does.

His energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make him a valuable asset to the Town of Taos. 

Moises’ lively effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of his professionalism and dedication to outstanding public service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Moises on this prestigious award.

Thank you Moises! 

 



 

2015 June

Town of Taos Employee of the month June 2015

Eliseo Avelar

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Eliseo Avelar as the June Employee of the Month!

Mr. Avelar has been a Town of Taos employee for over 3 years, within the Recycling Division of the Public Works Department.

Eliseo ensures that all tasks are done completely and the best of his ability. 

He goes above and beyond to ensure the Recycling Center, various areas and side streets are clean and free of litter.

He always has a positive attitude and his customer service skills are a perfect example of his dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

Mr. Avelar is an important member of the Public Works team and a tremendous asset to the Town of Taos.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Eliseo Avelar on this prestigious award.

Thank you Eliseo!

 



 

2015 May

Employee of the Month

Public Service Aide Emilio Garcia

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Emilio Garcia as May’s Employee of the Month!

Mr. Garcia has been a Town of Taos employee for over 14 years. 

As a Public Service Aide, he serves as a liaison between Taos Police Department and our beautiful community. 

He is often called upon to assist with traffic control and countless other community events. 

Emilio handles every situation he encounters with the utmost respect.

His exceptional customer service, knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos and are perfect examples of his professionalism and devotion to extraordinary public service to our Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Emilio Garcia on this prestigious award.

Thank you Emilio!

 



2015 April

Officer Henry Sanchez

Officer Henry Sanchez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Officer Henry Sanchez as April’s Employee of the Month.

Henry Sanchez has been a Police Officer with the Town of Taos for over 13 years, 6 of which he has served as the School Resource Officer. 

As the School Resource officer, he serves as a liaison between students, school staff and the Taos Police Department for all Taos Municipal schools, local Charters and Private schools.  He has coordinated the creation of several murals at Taos High School as well as the facelift for the football ticket booth at Tiger Field. 

Officer Sanchez also serves as the departments Bike Patrol Officer.  He is often the first Police Officer tourist and visitors encounter while visiting the Historic District during the peak tourist season, the Farmers Market, Taos Plaza Live, and countless other summer events in our community.   Officer Sanchez is a positive role model for all ages and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

His knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos and are perfect examples of his professionalism and devotion to exceptional public service to our Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Officer Sanchez on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Henry! 



2015 March

Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Antonio Sanchez as March's Employee of the Month.

Antonio has been a Town of Taos Employee for almost ten years. He was hired in 2005 as a Temporary Facilities Assistant and later on was reclassified to a Full Time Employee as a Facilities Maintenance Assistant II. He has terrific working relationships with his co-workers and displays great dedication to the job. He upholds a positive enthusiasm in everything he does.

His knowledge of the job, hardworking skills and his helpful nature make him a valued asset for the Town of Taos.

Antonio's buoyant effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of his professionalism and devotion to exceptional public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Antonio on this prestigious award.

Thank you Antonio! 



2015 February

Sargeant Jani Davis

Sargeant Jani Davis

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Sergeant Jani Davis as February’s Employee of the Month.

Sgt. Davis has been a Town of Taos Employee for a total of 4 years.  She was hired as a Police Cadet in 2009; graduated from the Department of Public Safety Academy in 2010; she then left to work with the State of New Mexico DPS Special Investigations Division for a few years but decided she would much rather focus on making her community a safer place and came back to the Town of Taos Police Department in 2013.

An example of Sgt. Davis’ efforts in serving her community above and beyond is when she picked up an inebriated individual off the streets and took him to the hospital, where he was later discharged.  Sgt. Davis took it upon herself to rent a room for this individual so he wouldn’t be left out on the streets on one of Taos’ coldest nights.  This is just one example of her dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community. 

Sgt. Davis has terrific working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.  She maintains an optimistic natured enthusiasm in everything she does.  Her energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Jani on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Sgt. Davis! 



2015 January

Mildred Martinez

Mildred Martinez

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Mildred Martinez as January’s Employee of the Month.

Mildred has been a Town of Taos Employee for almost 10 years.  She was hired in 2005 as a Temporary Administrative Assistant and shortly after that she was reclassified to a Full Time Employee as the Payroll Administrator.    She has terrific working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.  She maintains an upbeat natured enthusiasm in everything she does.

Her energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

Mildred’s lively effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Mildred on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Mildred! 



2014 Employees of the Year

Dinah Linda
Dinah Gonzales
Planning, Community & Economic Development
Assistant
Linda Montoya
Facilities Services Maintenance
Specialist



December

Dinah Gonzales

Dinah Gonzales

The Employee Recognition Team has selected as Dinah Gonzales as December's Employee of the Month.

Dinah has positive natured enthusiasm in everything she does.  She has terrific working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job. 

Her upbeat energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

Dinah’s spirited effort and inventive solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Dinah on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Dinah! 



November

Employee of the Month Virgil Vigil

Virgil Vigil

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Sergeant Virgil Vigil as November's Employee of the Month.

Virgil has been a police officer since 2003. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2011. He has gone above and beyond in the line of duty. He has an outgoing, polite and positive natured enthusiasm in everything he does. He has excellent working relationships with his co-workers and displays great dedication and loyalty to the job and his community.

His positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make him an invaluable member of the Taos Police Department Family as well as the Town of Taos.

Virgil's spirited effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of his professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community.

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Virgil on this prestigious award.

Thank you Virgil!



October

Linda Montoya

Linda Montoya

The Employee Recognition Team has selected Linda Montoya as October's Employee of the Month.

Linda has good natured enthusiasm in everything she does. She has superb working relationships with her co-workers and displays great dedication to the job.

Her positive energy, knowledge of the job and hardworking skills, make her a valuable asset for the Town of Taos. 

Linda’s energetic effort and innovative solutions are perfect examples of her professionalism and dedication to excellent public service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Linda on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Linda! 




September

Employee of the Month


Judy Esquibel

Mayor Barrone, Town Manager Rick Bellis and the Employee Recognition Team have selected Judy Esquibel as September’s Employee of the Month.

Judy has been organizing community events for 16 years; most of which benefit the children of the Taos community.  Her extraordinary efforts, organization skills and creativity have increased the total number of events per year to over 30.  Judy, along with a team of volunteers from the community prepares approximately 2000 gift bags a year that are distributed to children.  She also receives donations from local businesses to help with event pre-planning, marketing, ordering small gifts, decorating and cleanup. 

Judy joined the library staff nearly a year ago.  She has taken to learning new skills, including a complicated library operating system, with good natured enthusiasm.  Her infectious “can do” energy and initiative taking for new potential programs/activities, has made her a valuable asset at the library and the Town of Taos. 

Judy’s extra effort and innovation is a perfect example of professionalism and dedication to excellent service to the Taos Community. 

The Town of Taos would like to congratulate Judy on this prestigious award.  

Thank you Judy! 

 

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