Tag: Michigan Department of Agriculture

John Bedford – MDA Honors Outstanding Employee

John Bedford (1983), Pest Response Program Manager in the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division, received the Department’s 2010 Front Line Ambassador Award in a ceremony in Lansing on October 15, 2010.
Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Don Koivisto today honored several department employees for their outstanding commitment to teamwork, leadership, and excellence during its annual employee awards ceremony. Winners were both nominated and selected by their fellow MDA colleagues. “Even as we work to weather this economic crisis with less staffing resources, MDA employees step up to the plate every day to make sure their fellow Michiganians are receiving top-notch customer service from the grocery store to the gas pump to agricultural job creation,” said Koivisto. “I count it both a blessing and a privilege to count this high caliber group of state employees among my colleagues.”
Front Line Ambassador Award: John Bedford of Coopersville
The “Front Line Ambassador Award” is given to an employee who is regularly put in precarious and difficult situations, all the while demonstrating a positive attitude, identifying creative options for resolution, and following through with the constituent. The award is not given for a singular achievement or activity, but rather reflects a continuing commitment to the mission and values of MDA.