Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

The Above and Beyond program is a rewards and recognition program for the Town of Westerly.  Any employee may nominate any other Town employee or work team.  Employees who demonstrate exceptional dedication in upholding the Town's values and exhibiting behavior and demonstrating they are going above and beyond.


Qualities that might identify an employee for nomination include such factors as:

  • Promoting the image of the department or Town through continual extension of service, courtesy to residents, employees and the public.
  • Exhibiting leadership and maintaining grace under pressure/deadlines/crisis situations.
  • Initiating/recommending innovative ideas which are implemented and result in better service or efficiency.

All nominations will be copied to the employee's Department Head.

Every month, employees will be recognized and will receive a commemorative certificate and cash award.  In addition, awardees will be officially honored by Town Council at a regularly scheduled council meeting.

Please use the below link to nominate an employee you feel is eligible to receive an Above and Beyond Award.

Online - Above and Beyond Award (Preferred Method)

Above and Beyond Award - Paper Nomination

Above and Beyond - Winners

January 2018

John Moretta - Executive Assistant

"John helped promote the image of excellence of the Town through his achievement in getting the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  This is the first time Westerly has received this award and is a major achievement in the world of municipal budgeting, as determined by the national association for finance directors."

February 2018

Mark Bednarski - Purchasing Agent/Risk Manager

"Mark was an invaluable partner in ensuring the dredging project occurred during an extremely tight time-frame.  By providing bid documents immediately upon request, working with my department, the designer engineer and the contractor during the rapid permitting sequence he insured all bid documents were initiated, received and appropriately processed.  He communicated potential problems, removed obstacles and kept everything on an expedited schedule.  This was an extremely time consuming process with looming deadlines and yet he ensured all went through with much ease and accuracy.  His participation was key in ensuring the process kept on track.  Not only did he complete the tasks, he did them before deadlines which enabled flexibility for any changes that might occur.  His professionalism, understanding and support of the project are very much appreciated and he made things much easier during an extremely stressful period."

March 2018

Joe Cimalore - Custodian

"Joe always has a smile on his face and friendly words to everyone. The Town Hall is always clean. You can tell when Joe is working because the Town Hall always smells and looks nice. He stays late after Council meetings to make sure everything is done before he leaves. No matter how he is feeling, Joe puts 110% into his work."