Sedgwick County Chairman's awards presented to health care workers

Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner
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Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner presented the Chairman's award for 2020.

Health care workers from Ascension Via Christi, Wesley Medical Center and the Robert J Dole VA Medical Center were recognized for their on-going efforts against COVID-19 in our community. 

Dave Stewart, the Market Director, Public Relations and Communications Director at Wesley, thanked his hospital's staff who continue to fight the battle against the virus.

"It hasn’t been easy. COVID-19 has taken a physical and emotional toll on every member of our team, as they celebrated with those patients who recovered and offered comfort to those who have not,” he said.

The Lord's Diner was also recognized for their outstanding efforts to feed the hungry during the pandemic.

Also during Wednesday’s meeting, the board selected their leaders for 2021.

Chairman Pete Meitzner was selected for a second term while Commissioner Lacey Cruse was voted again as Chair Pro Tem. Both terms expire on January 12, 2022.

New 2nd District Commissioner Sarah Lopez, who took the oath of office Sunday, gave thanks to county staff, her friends and especially her children. She was elected to a 4-year term back in November.