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Employee Committee

Montgomery County Employees Committee
2017 Board Members

Tiffany Gaunce


Lori Bass
Vice Chairman 

Terri Strozier
Recording Secretary


Patti Werner

Katy Miramon Recognition Coordinator


Tracy Hutchison
Secret Pal Coordinator

Mandy Pyle, Social Secretary 

2017 Employee Committee
Back row left to right: Katy Miramon, Cyndi Carevic, Patti Werner, Tracy Hutchison, Mandy Pyle
Seated left to right: Terri Strozier, Lori Bass, Tiffany Gaunce

Everyone that attends the meeting gets a chance to win the door prize! 
Come join us and see what we are all about! 

 The Employees' Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the County Judge's Conference Room, 501 N. Thompson, 4th Floor, Conroe. 

A representative from each county department is encouraged to attend.   

May 18, 2017 - Meeting Minutes


Presented in Commissioners' Court on May 9th, 2017

Sara Vallie - Copy
Left to right: Sara Vallie & Patti Werner, Treasurer
$1000 scholarship to Sara Elizabeth Vallie.  Sara is currently employed with Sheriff’s office in the Finance Department.  Sara has received her Bachelors of Science in Victim Studies from Sam Houston State University and is currently attending Lone Star Community College pursuing Paralegal Studies.  She is working to become a Paralegal and plans to continue law school at Thurgood Marshall School of Law to get her Juris Doctorate.  We are very pleased to award Sara with this scholarship and wish her the best in her studies.

Cade Lowery - Copy (2)
Left to right: Cade Lowery & Patti Werner, Treasurer
$500 scholarship to Cade Edward Lowery.  Cade is currently employed with Commissioner Pct. 4, Jim Clark’s office.  Cade is currently enrolled at College of the Mainland in the Basic Peace Officer Academy.  After graduating from the Academy, he plans to continue his education and earn a 4 year degree with hopes to obtain a position with Texas Parks and Wildlife or Texas DPS.  We are proud to award Cade with this scholarship and wish him the best on his journey.  

Cecilia Silva - Copy
Left to right: Tiffany Gaunce, Chairman & Cecilia Silva
$500 scholarship to Ceclia Silva.  Cecilia is the daughter of Julissa Valadez in the Office of Indigent Defense.  Cecilia has taken 36 hours of coursework and competed in national and state level in speech and debate at Tarrant County College.  Cecilia will be attending Concordia University Irvine studying Communications and Political Science with hopes to go into politics and one day become a US Senator.   We are pleased to award Cecilia with this scholarship and wish her the best in her endeavors.

Presented in Commissioners' Court on June 13, 2017

Broderick and Me - Copy
Left to right: Lori Bass, Vice Chairman & Broderick Moore
$1000 scholarship to Broderick John Moore.  Broderick is the son of Augustina Moore currently employed with the Library system at the Mitchell Library in The Woodlands.  Broderick has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He would like to study mechanical or chemical engineering with the desire to become a pilot.  Broderick has shown amazing leadership within his Air Force JROTC at The Woodlands High School being selected as Cadet Group Commander leading the entire Woodlands High cadet corps of 203 cadets.  He has received many distinguished awards and recognition in 2015 and 2016 and most recently received The American Legion Scholastic Medal & Outstanding Cadet Recognition Award along with AP Honors Recognition.  We are very pleased to award him with this scholarship and wish him the best in his studies.

Brenden and Me - Copy
Left to right: Lori Bass, Vice Chairman & Brenden Blocker
$500 scholarship to Brenden Cole Blocker.  Brenden is the son of Angela Blocker currently employed with the Auditor’s office.  Brenden has been accepted to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.  Brenden will be pursuing his degree in engineering with hopes to return to Montgomery County to pursue his chosen career.  Brenden was Valedictorian of his 2017 graduating class at Caney Creek High School with a GPA of 5.2.  He has taken advantage of Alabama’s “credit by examination” program earning 16 college credits during his junior year of high school and has the potential to earn an additional 28 college credits for work done during his senior year.  This young man has had his eyes set on college and taken AP classes since he was in junior high.  We are honored to award Brenden with this scholarship and wish him the best in his endeavors.


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  If you would like to nominate someone for Employee of the Month,
please send completed form to the Montgomery County Employees' Committee Recognition Coordinator at the email address 

Each monthly winner is eligible to be named Employee of the Year at the Christmas Luncheon.
 January, 2017  Miguel Sanchez, Juvenile Probation
 February, 2017 Rosie Soto, County Attorney Ofc. 
 March, 2017  Ruby Chandler, Central Library 
 April, 2017  Chris Carlton, District Attorney Ofc. 
 May, 2017  Matt Segari, Animal Shelter 
 June, 2017 Claudette Evans, Juvenile Probation 
 July, 2017  Natalie Laurent, County Attorney Ofc. 
 August, 2017  Heather Chastun, County Clerk 
 September, 2017 Darla Faulkner, District Attorney Ofc. 
 October, 2017 Sarah Stallberg, County Attorney Ofc. 
 November, 2017 Judy Lisea, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 
 December, 2017 Eugene Cole, Central Library 

January 2017 Miguel Sanchez-Juvenile 
January 2017 Employee of the Month - Miguel Sanchez (red shirt) Juvenile Probation Dept.
"I am grateful for doing what I love, and getting paid for it, working alongside individuals I consider family.  It is only fitting my team is in the picture.  No award like this is truly an individual effort.  Let us continue being the best county in the great state of Texas!"

February 2017 Rosie Soto-County Attorney Ofc
February 2017 Employee of the Month - Rosie Soto, County Attorney's office

Ruby Chandler, March EOM
March 2017 Employee of the Month - Ruby Chandler (left), Central Library

EOM April
April 2017 Employee of the Month - Chris Carlton (middle) District Attorney's Office
Also pictured is District Attorney Brett Ligon (left) and Jennifer Carlton, Chris' wife and Employee of the District Clerk's office.

May 2017 Employee of the Month - Matt Segari (right) Animal Shelter
Also pictured: Animal Shelter Director, Aaron Johnson

June 2017 Employee of the Month- Claudette Evans (left) Juvenile Probation
Also pictured: Josh Henry, Juvenile Probation

Natalie Laurent - EOM July
July 2017 Employee of the Month - Natalie Laurent (right) County Attorney's office
Also pictured: JD Lambright, County Attorney

EOM August 2017
August 2017 Employee of the Month - Heather Chastun (center) County Clerk's office
Also pictured: Donna Walters (left) and Dianne Killingsworth (right)

EOM Sept 2017 Darla Faulkner - Copy
September 2017 Employee of the Month - Darla Faulkner (right) District Attorney's office
Also pictured: Mike Holley, District Attorney's office
October 2017 EOM-Sarah Stallberg
October 2017 Employee of the Month - Sarah Stallberg (middle), County Attorney's office
Also pictured: Amy Dunham (left) & JD Lambright

November 2017 Employee of the Month-Judy Lisea
November 2017 Employee of the Month - Judy Lisea (right), Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3
Also pcitured: Brittany Vinson (left)

December 2017  EOM - Eugene Cole
December 2017 Employee of the Month - Eugene Cole, Central Library
Also pictured (left to right): Ruby Chandler, Susan Daniels, Eugene, & Jerilyn Williams

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MISSION STATEMENT:The Montgomery County Employees Committee exists to bring the dedicated employees that serve Montgomery County together as a team. As a team, we strive to provide fellowship and unity among the different departments and different areas of the county. The Committee encourages each County department to have a representative sit on the Committee.


Click here to read a copy of the Montgomery County Employee Committee By Laws.



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