The Hartford City Council met on Monday evening, September 23 at 6 p.m.
Among the items of business, a surprise presentation by Mayor Larry Hall to city employee, Rich Galyen.
Galyen was presented with a plaque honoring him as the city’s Employee of the Year. Hall said, “I can’t say enough about him. He is an excellent employee and goes above and beyond all the time.”
Although Galyen hasn’t been with the city that long, he has made big improvements. “He took over the water department duties on June 25,” according to Judy Adair, Hartford’s Recorder/Treasurer. “He has located and repaired water lines, which has greatly reduced our water loss,” she added.
Galyen was humbled by the recognition. “I really appreciate the award,” he said. “The award means more than a pay raise, a pat on the back is worth
Galyen has a heart for the city which he serves. In addition to his work duties, Galyen spends what little free time he has volunteering. For example, he is responsible for beautifying the main street with flowers and landscaping
He is truly a dedicated, hard-working employee and an asset to the City