– The State of Alabama Personnel Department has selected Ms. Holly Painter, a
social service caseworker in Talladega County, as the 2012 Alabama State
Employee of the Year. An award ceremony was held Thursday, June 7th
at the Talladega County Department of Human Resources to recognize Ms. Painter
for her dedication to insuring the safety of children and her outstanding
working relationship with community partners.
am very excited and overwhelmed, it was completely unexpected and I am very
grateful to have won and be representing Talladega County DHR and the State of
Alabama.” Stated Ms. Painter.
Painter, an employee of the Talladega County DHR since June of 2006, was
nominated because she consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty as a
child abuse and neglect investigator and has been described as a “calming force
in the midst of crisis.” Ms. Painter is often “on call” and works after hours
to ensure children are protected from further abuse and placed in a safe
are very proud of Holly and the work that she has done. It is a great
honor to have one of our CA/N Investigators to receive the State Employee of
the Year award,” said Talladega DHR County Director Nicole Parker.
ceremony was attended by State Senator Jerry Fielding, DHR Commissioner Nancy
Buckner, local community partners, Talladega DHR employees, and members of Ms.
Painter’s family. Brittany Crain with the State of Alabama Personnel Department
presented the Employee of the Year Award and Senator Fielding presented Ms.
Painter with a Senate Resolution of Congratulations.