Inter-Departmental Correspondence

County Manager’s Office



March 16, 2009


March 31, 2009







Honorable Board of Supervisors



David S. Boesch, County Manager



Employee of the Month for March 2009



Honor Danielle Lee as Employee of the Month for March 2009 and authorize the President of the Board to sign the commendation.



Commitment: Responsive, effective and collaborative government

Goal 21: County employees understand, support and integrate the County vision and goals into their delivery of services.



The Employee of the Month program was established in December 1984 to recognize and honor County employees who consistently demonstrate an outstanding level of performance.

Our Employee of the Month for March 2009 is Danielle Lee, a Resource Conservation Specialist in the Public Works Department (DPW).



Danielle Lee has worked in the Public Works Department’s RecycleWorks section since August, 2005. Prior to joining the RecycleWorks team, Danielle served as an environmental consultant for the United States Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa; the Michoacan Re-forestation fund; and the Alameda County Waste Management Authority.

In her current role as Resource Conservation Specialist II, Danielle has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and a passion for all projects relating to resource conservation. During the past year, Danielle has served in an instrumental role in the launch and expansion of the County’s new Green Business program and as a leader in the County’s new Green Team efforts that has included the establishment of a “green report card” that County Departments will have the opportunity to complete as part of this year’s budget process. She has also dramatically increased the interaction with and involvement of San Francisco International Airport in supporting the County’s Green Business Program. Danielle’s job duties also include providing solid waste and recycling support to each of the county’s numerous facilities.

County departments that have had the opportunity to work with Danielle are consistently impressed by the level of support and commitment she provides to them. The Sheriff’s Office, in response to her work on the Green Jails project states, “Without her assistance and support we would not be where were we are today with our accomplishments, Danielle has been with us from the beginning and continues to aide and educate staff on recycling and composting at the jail facilities. “

Danielle is a highly valued member of the RecycleWorks team and can always be counted on to express her strong convictions relating to environmental issues.

In addition to her commitment to resource conservation, Danielle is currently continuing her post-graduate studies in the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

Our County is fortunate to have Danielle Lee as one of its outstanding employees.