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Yearly award winners

Each year, the Richmond Department of Emergency Communications selects one Emergency Communications Officer and one supervisor who have exhibited exceptional work throughout that year to support the department's mission, vision and values. Congratulations to each of the winners.


Melanie Givens with leaders
2020: Emergency Communications Officer of the Year Melanie Givens 
Christopher Ward
2020: Supervisor of the Year Christopher Ward 


Previous winners

2019: Emergency Communications Officer Julia Perez and Emergency Communications Assistant Supervisor Ronetta Lewis-Ince

2018: Communications Officer De De Byrd and Assistant Communications Officer Supervisor Kenya Washington

2017: Communications Officer Rodney DeBerry and Assistant Communications Officer Supervisor Nicole Tyrell