May 01, 2013 –
Health Center Administrator Bill Thorne honors Eddie Joe Mitchell on being selected Employee of the Quarter at the Health Center employee meeting last Tuesday.
MAYETTA: Eddie Joe Mitchell was selected as the Employee of the Quarter and was given his award in front of his coworkers by Bill Thorne at the weekly Health Center employee meeting on April 30.
Mitchell is the project coordinator for the Return to a Healthy Past grant that is housed in the Diabetes program at the Health Center. He was nominated by coworker Verna Simon. On the Employee of the Quarter nomination form she wrote that Eddie Joe’s traditional knowledge of local plants combined with his gardening experience of over thirty years has brought national attention and is considered a flagship program by the Center for Disease Control that sponsors the grant. She also wrote that he is a traditional gardener and has organized two Harvest Feasts in which the community was able to taste traditional and natural foods. She also wrote that he is always upbeat and and is a lifelong resident who believes in providing for the reservation community.
As Employee of the Quarter Mitchell received a $50 gift card, a buffalo statue, a day off from work and a chance to be selected for Employee of the Year.