Stephen W. Thorpe, Christina’s supervisor at IEPA, wrote this about Christina.
Christina has helped us tremendously in a lot of ways the past two years, but specifically in two critical areas:
1) Reviewing and rewriting our department operating procedures was a must due to constantly changing Illinois laws and rules for Vehicle Emissions Testing. Christina’s part in this project has not just been as a secretary, but she has taken control of this project, arranged meetings, provided suggestions to improve personnel operations and always produced the draft document that started our work and discussions. Her keen, tireless efforts contacting my staff laid the groundwork for this entire effort.
2) The Compliance Assurance Department (CAD) is responsible for creating, revising and maintaining the National Inspection and Maintenance States and Jurisdiction Reciprocity document that is distributed to 34 different states and jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. This annual Reciprocity project is a mammoth effort that requires great leadership skills, mature organizational skills and great patience. When I offered Christina the position with our agency, I truly believed she possessed these qualities and would perform well under fire!
I think her greatest contribution has been her eagerness, her teamwork with my staff, and her excitement, which rubs off on my staff. All the members of the CAD stand together and fully agree that Christina stands out among her peers and should be recognized by receiving this award.
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