During Tuesday’s Weatherford City Council meeting, Lexie Lee was recognized for earning the DFW Directors Supreme Service Award.
“Lexie is receiving this award for her outstanding efforts in servicing our community,” Parks, Recreation and Special Events Assistant Director Jaycob Kirkpatrick said.
Lee has been a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board since 2016, Kirkpatrick said. She is the liaison for the special events division and has volunteered at several parks department events. Lee also started a feasibility study for a recreation center in Parker County.
Weatherford Police officers and volunteers who were recipients of annual department awards were also recognized by the council. Cpl. Paul Tumlin received Officer of the Year; Dispatcher Kevin Edwards received Telecommunicator of the Year; Property Evidence Technician Tina Maxwell was the Civilian of the Year; Police Chaplain Kent Marrs got Volunteer of the Year, and Sgt. David Foreman was named Supervisor of the Year.
Awardees are nominated by their peers and selected via a committee of their peers, WPD Chief Lance Arnold said.
Arnold introduced the recipients and explained why each one of them deserved to be awarded. For Officer of the Year, Arnold said Tumlin was the department’s first community services officer and used the role to create community programming and presentations.
“Paul was selected, really, for his background and the stuff he’s done in this community well before becoming a police officer and what he’s done in the community and his connections to this community,” Arnold said. “Paul is one of our local born-and-raised in Weatherford, and somebody we’re really proud of. He was the ideal fit for our first [community services officer].”
Arnold said Foreman took charge of recreating the policies and procedures and has been doing good work in patrol.
“Every single time that you ask him to do something, he does it, does it with a smile on his face,” Arnold said. “It doesn’t matter if it means to stay late or come in early, whatever the case may be.”
Council approved several items in consent agenda including a budget amendment, ordering a special election on May 2 to fill the council’s Place 3 vacancy and the Water and Wastewater Utility Service Policy.
Council member Kevin Cleveland asked for council to receive a timeline on the downtown bypass project at a future meeting.
The next city council meeting will be on Feb. 25 at city hall.