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An Evening of Employee Celebrations at City Hall

It was an evening to honor three employees at the Grass Valley City Council meeting Tuesday.  The meeting began with the pinning of two Grass Valley Police Officers. One officer, Alex Bartkiwewcz, is the newest member of the Grass Valley Police Department, Chief John Foster spoke highly of his new hire.
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BartkiwewczOfficer Bartkiwewcz completed his 880 hours of police training at a Bay Area law enforcement academy.

gamelgardpinningThe second honoree was officer Alex Gammelgard as he was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant. First Mayor Dan Miller recognized all three candidates that competed for the position, Sgt Steve Johnson, Sgt Joe Matteoni, and Gammelgard.
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Miller then had special words for Lieutenant Gammelgard.
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Gammelgard humbly accepted the position and thanked his fellow officers, the council, and Chief Foster. His wife Erica pinned his lieutenant’s badge on his uniform. Gammelgard reflected on the people that have influenced him in his career- especially his father who, unfortunately, was killed in an automobile accident several years ago.
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Lt. Gammelgard is excited about taking on the challenges of his new position.

smithThe third employee to be honored was retiring from City Hall after 29 years. . Mayor Miller presented Robin Smith with a special plaque and praise in recognition of her commitment to the city and people of Grass Valley.

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