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Posted on: October 25, 2023


Gunderson receives her award a BOCC meeting with the commissioners standing in meeting room

Janet Gunderson, Senior Grants Coordinator in the Office of Budget and Management (OMB), is named Monroe County’s Employee of the Second Quarter for 2023 for exceeding job expectations, noteworthy performance, and her positive impact on her co-workers and community. She started with the County in June 2016 and was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners at their recent meeting.

Gunderson was nominated by Chief Resilience Officer Rhonda Haag, who said Gunderson went above and beyond when the resilience office was overwhelmed with an unprecedented amount of contracts, invoices, and grants in the department.

“Janet was able to step in and not only help process the tremendous workload but also fix outstanding financial issues,” said Haag. “Without Janet’s help, there would be fewer grants to the County, slower processing of millions of dollars in invoices, and potential late grant reports.”

Gunderson continued to fulfill her job responsibilities in OMB, train another person to take on her previous workload, and carry out the duties of both departments. “She is the epitome of effectiveness and determinedness,” said Haag.

OMB Director Tina Boan echoed Haag’s comments, “She has taken on a significant increase in workload and has stayed connected in OMB for an entire year to help train her replacement. I could not agree more that she deserves this recognition.”

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