Lincolnshire's employees of the year to be honored Monday

  • Planning and Development Manager Tonya Zozulya, left, and Forestry and Parks Foreman Tim Baynon, right have been named Lincolnshire's employees of the year. They are with Village Manager Brad Burke.

    Planning and Development Manager Tonya Zozulya, left, and Forestry and Parks Foreman Tim Baynon, right have been named Lincolnshire's employees of the year. They are with Village Manager Brad Burke. Courtesy of Lincolnshire

 
 
Updated 2/21/2020 4:31 PM

Two key Lincolnshire staffers are being feted as the village's employees of the year.

Tonya Zozulya, the village's planning and development manager, and Tim Baynon, the town's forestry and parks foreman, have received the honors for 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

They'll be publicly honored during Monday night's village board meeting. That gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. at village hall, 1 Olde Half Day Road.

Nominations come from the village workforce. Department managers review all nominations received and decide the winners.

Eight employees were nominated for the award this year, Village Manager Brad Burke said. Zozulya and Baynon were among those that received multiple nominations.

"Both employees are very deserving of this recognition by their peers," Burke said.

Zozulya has worked for Lincolnshire since 2007. She's helped bring many businesses to town and also coordinates community events like Food Truck Fridays and the Independence Day celebration.

"Tonya's amazing," Mayor Elizabeth Brandt said. "We have really been blessed to have her in Lincolnshire."

Baynon joined the village staff in 2008 and rose in the ranks through the years. That's earned him the respect of his peers in the public works department, Brandt said.

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Brandt praised Baynon as a good leader who's worked after hours and on weekends to complete projects.

The employee of the year prize is Baynon's second award this month.

He also received the American Public Works Association's Award of Merit, which is given to operational supervisors who perform their responsibilities in an exceptionally efficient and courteous manner, village officials said.

Lincolnshire's 2018 employee of the year was Josh Markham, the town's streets and stormwater foreman.

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