Jerry Vedia Named 2016 Employee of the Year

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - For Gerardo “Jerry” Vedia, his job as Buildings and Grounds Custodian for the City of Corpus Christi is not merely a job. Instead, every duty he performs and every project he undertakes is an opportunity to deliver exceptional customer service. Vedia was rightfully recognized for his commitment and exemplary work ethic when he was named the 2016 City Employee of the Year.

When asked about his formula for success, Vedia smiled and said, “Just be nice to everyone and help anybody that needs help.”

Vedia was presented with the 2016 City Employee of the Year award on December 14 at a reception held at the American Bank Center. His wife, Julie, and daughter, Jerryann, were also in attendance. The City’s Human Resources department hosted the event and coordinated the presentation of trophies and certificates to other outstanding employees. City Manager Margie Rose was also on hand to congratulate this year’s exemplary personnel.

“If we all imitate Jerry, we will all be on the right road,” Rose said.  “We all need to provide extraordinary customer service to the citizens of Corpus Christi because they deserve it.”

Vedia’s supervisors nominated him for this high-profile award because of his attention to detail and timely response to customer requests. He has been working for the City for 20 years, and during that time, his dedication and great attitude about what he does, as well as his continued focus on customer service, have served to create a genuine sense of teamwork among his fellow employees.

“The sense of camaraderie among our employees is so important,” added Rose. “When employees do good things for the city, good things happen for all of us.”