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Hayes Receives Esteemed Award for Public Service

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At the 45th annual meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on Friday, June 17, the City of Weatherford’s Assistant City Manager Sharon Hayes received the Linda Keithley Award honoring outstanding women in Public Management.

Established in 1986 by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the award honors the dedicated professionalism of Linda Keithley, who served the Council of Governments for 17 years. The award recognizes women in Public Management who display the Linda Keithley traits of integrity, dignity, poise, loyalty, commitment, and dedication while serving as a faithful public servant.

Nominated for her substantial contributions in service to the City of Weatherford by way of her professional public management, effectiveness in meeting the challenges of the position, dedication, volunteerism, honesty, integrity and courteous performance, Hayes was a shoe-in for the award. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Sharon,” stated City Manager Jerry Blaisdell who nominated Hayes for the award. “She has shouldered an incredible load for the city without complaint and always does a magnificent job.”

Hayes came to work for the City of Weatherford in October of 1985 as Pretreatment Coordinator for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Department. She has served as the city’s Sanitarian, Superintendent of Treatment, Department Manager for Environmental Services and Treatment, and Assistant Director of Utilities before being appointed as Deputy Director of Utilities in 2004. Sharon Hayes was appointed as the city's Director of Utilities on July 7, 2008 and became the Assistant City Manager in April of 2009.

Sharon is a past president of the North Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Section of American Water Works as well as a past president of the Texas Association of Clean Water Agencies. She is a member of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the Texas Water Utilities Association. Hayes has also published work in professional trade publications. Hayes is also a member of the Weatherford Rotary Club and delivers Meals on Wheels for the Weatherford Senior Center Hayes holds a Bachelor degree in Science from Tarleton State University, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas.

Hayes is married to Parker County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Hayes, and together Wayne and Sharon have two children, Phillip Hayes and Tiffany Christmas and 5 grandchildren.

At the Tuesday, June 28 meeting of the Weatherford City Council Hayes will be recognized by the Council and her peers for the distinguished honor.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 26

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brewer at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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