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Two County Employees Receive Jaycees Distinguished Service Awards

Two County Employees Receive Jaycees Distinguished Service Awards

Published: August 08, 2018

The Greater Hickory Jaycees held their annual Distinguished Service Award ceremony with two County employees recognized for the work they do on the job and in the community.

Catawba County EMS Paramedic Brittany Presnell received the 2018 Outstanding Medic award. Recognizing how difficult working as a medic can be, she sees the importance of everyone feeling a common bond in their purpose — feeling supported, cared about and advocating for them. She promotes and participates in the DSS Children’s Party and the EMS Hardship Fund Fundraisers. The person who nominated her wrote, "Brittany does all of this quietly, humbly, straight from her heart and she never seeks any kind of recognition for it. She is the most unassuming person I’ve ever worked with, but she makes a difference every day in the lives of her patients and her co-workers.”

Catawba County Public Health Strategist Zack King received the 2018 Non-Profit Professional award. He has led the efforts recently to assist the LiveWell Catawba coalition of individuals and service organizations that are all committed to finding ways to support and develop improved health for the people who live, work, play and pray in Catawba County. King was selected because of his commitment to supporting groups, initiatives and programs that benefit the health and wellbeing of people of Catawba County through his role with LiveWell Catawba and in his personal volunteer endeavors.