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Going above and beyond to assist staff or residents and always being willing to put in the hard work to get projects done are a few of the reasons Steve Haas was named the City of Burleson's employee of the quarter.
Steve’s willingness to help no matter the circumstances became very apparent last month when he was one of the first on the scene during an incident on June 11 that brought a man with gunshot wounds to the police department. Steve helped remove the victim from the car and was the first to perform CPR on him.
“Steve showed bravery and is a shining example of what a City of Burleson employee should be,” stated his nomination form.
Steve started with the city in 1999 as a 911 dispatcher. In 2008, he moved into his current role as records coordinator. Steve served the community as a volunteer firefighter with the Burleson Fire Department from 1998 until 2010.
“Steve displays loyalty and commitment to this city,” states his nomination form. “And to all of the citizens he serves.”
Steve is often the first person someone sees when they come into the police station and he understands that a large portion of his customers are not very excited to be there.
“My goal is to make their experience with the police department, and the city as a whole, positive,” stated Steve. “When someone comes to the police department, it is usually not the best day of their lives and I want to try to make it a little better.”
Steve grew up in Burleson and enjoys giving back to his hometown through his service.
“Everyone we come in contact with no matter who it is should be considered a customer,” said Steve. “And they should be treated as such with kindness and respect.”
Steve will be honored at the August 6 City Council meeting. The city's employee of the quarter award is based on an employee's efficiency, transparency, honesty, innovation and customer service, all of which make up the city's ethics statement.