East Windsor Township Recognizes 2019 Employees of The Year

At the February 11 Council Meeting, prior to the current health emergency, Mayor Janice S. Mironov recognized 2019 East Windsor Township Employees of the Year:  Laurie Finger, Finance Director; Jose Jaramillo, Public Works Custodian and Laborer, and Randi Gruntzel, Secretary to the Chief of Police.  Mayor Mironov presented the three employees with Proclamations at a public ceremony, stating, “We are very proud of the outstanding service, excellent positive attributes and demonstrated commitment of our 2019 Employees of the Year, who are tremendous assets to the municipal government and to our entire community.”

Laurie Finger has managed the financial affairs of the Township since becoming Finance Director on August 10, 2015, including overseeing all local funds, directing the preparation of the municipal budget and evaluating the Township’s financial condition.  Mayor Mironov’s Proclamation states, “Laurie Finger is an invaluable resource to the Township, elected officials and other employees due to her extensive experience and knowledge, demonstrated dependability to see every task through to completion, and her ability to think outside of the box to address any situation.  She exemplifies what it means to be a public servant with her willingness to assist all around her with the highest level of consideration and professionalism, often stopping what she was doing to help others.  She has dedicated herself to achieving high quality results in everything she does, has displayed exceptional commitment to East Windsor Township and is deserving of this recognition.”

Jose Jaramillo was hired as a seasonal employee with the Public Works Department in June 2008 and in March 2009, due to his strong work ethic, was promoted to a full time Custodian.  Mayor Mironov’s Proclamation states, “Jose Jaramillo is highly regarded by his colleagues for his diligent and professional work ethic, positive attitude, sense of humor, dependability, and demonstrated willingness to go out of his way to assist his fellow co-workers whenever needed without hesitation.  His commitment and integrity have contributed to a positive work environment, and he has dedicated over eleven years of outstanding service to East Windsor Township, truly earning him this recognition.”

Randi Gruntzel has served as Secretary to the Chief of Police since joining the Police Department in July 2007.  She performs a variety of important duties including helping employees with payroll and benefits, providing residents with information when needed, and assisting the Chief of Police and the entire Police Department with any issues or concerns that arise.  Mayor Mironov’s Proclamation states, “Immediately upon her hiring, Randi Gruntzel distinguished herself amongst her peers as highly professional with an outstanding positive attitude and kind demeanor.  She always remains professional under the most trying of circumstances, embodies patience in difficult situations and demonstrates compassion to everyone she encounters.  Randi is highly regarded by her peers as an example for her willingness to always lend a hand to fellow employees when they become overwhelmed, her ability to jump into any assignment regardless of the task, and her strong dedication to provide the very best service to the Township, the Police Department and residents.”

NOTE: This photo was taken on February 11, 2020 prior to Covid-19 and the introduction of state guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing.  
Mayor Janice S. Mironov recognizes and presents Mayoral Proclamations to East Windsor Township 2019 Employees of the Year.  Pictured (from left to right) are:   Randi Gruntzel, Secretary to the Chief of Police;  Laurie Finger, Finance Director;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov, and Jose Jaramillo, Custodian and Laborer with Public Works.

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