Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

June 2017 Employee of the Month

Larry Benton

Finance Department

Department Directors for the City Of Porterville have chosen to honor LARRY BENTON as the City of Porterville’s Employee of the Month for June, 2017.  Larry was hired January 1, 2008 as a Meter Reader.  Larry immediately demonstrated outstanding performance in his new position.  Larry has a great attitude.  He is able to maintain a courteous demeanor, even in adverse situations.  He is able to express a calm and polite attitude while dealing with the most difficult customer.  Larry demonstrates exceptional safety techniques, always communicating any potential problem.     

Larry is conscientious of his surroundings while out reading meters.  He is always ready to help with any type of public assistance that he can offer.  We do not often receive complimentary recognition for our employees, but recently we received a letter from a member of the public regarding Larry.  A few months ago, in the course of his daily meter reading, Larry witnessed a traffic accident.  Larry immediately stopped to help.  He notified the Police Department, directed traffic and let the citizen use his personal cell phone.  This citizen wrote a letter expressing his gratefulness for Larry’s assistance during the incident.  His letter ended with “Not everyone would do that, and we hope that there are many more people just like you.  This world could use more”.  

 Larry represents the City well with his attitude, his courtesy and his caring personality. 

Larry has been married to Annette for 14 years.  They have 2 adorable girls, Sasha & Lexi, which are actually his very spoiled Bichon Frise dogs.  He loves all animals and has rescued numerous dogs and cats during his career.  Larry enjoys vacationing in Hawaii every year.  He hopes to move to Hawaii in the future and enjoy his retirement.   Larry also enjoys playing golf, working around the house and spending time with his family.

Thank you Larry for always going above and beyond while serving the public.

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