Kelli White, Smith County treasurer, and Scott Smith, felony DWI supervising officer for Adult Probation, were recognized during Smith County Commissioners Court for their 15 years of service to the county.
Commissioner JoAnn Hampton said Ms. White has been a joy and a pleasure to work with over the years, and the county is blessed to have someone of her stature working for them.
Commissioner Jeff Warr said Ms. White is one of the county’s “quiet warriors,” working behind the scenes to get the job done well without a lot of fanfare.
Bob Gray, supervisor for the Smith County Supervision and Corrections Department, said Scott Smith began working for Adult Probation in the pre-trial and misdemeanor units and has worked his way up to a supervising officer. He thanked him for his dedication, compassion and passion for the job.
“It’s the people I work with who make my job great,” Smith said. “I’m proud to be here.”
Other employees recognized Tuesday, July 28, 2015, during Commissioners Court, include:
Geraldine Lauter, Sheriff’s Department, 15 years;
Linda Rhymes, District Clerk; Shaneikwa Sanders, Juvenile Services; and Ralph Caraway, Sheriff’s Department, for 10 years.
Melissa Wilgus, District Attorney; Justin Eakin and Xochilt Benitz, Sheriff’s Department, for five years.