Brandi Combs Named Dare County’s Employee of the Month
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Brandi Combs, Accounting Technician in the Finance Department, is the Dare County Employee of the Month for February 2018. Finance Director David Clawson presented the award to Combs at the February 5 meeting of the Dare County Board of Commissioners.
Combs joined Dare County in 1989 as a Clerk in the Public Works Department and transferred to Finance in 1996. As Accounting Technician, she is responsible for all of the County’s payment transactions, including checks, electronic funds transactions, and purchasing cards.
During the presentation, Clawson pointed out that Combs has worked to move the County away from check writing to other forms of less expensive payment methods such as purchasing cards. According to Clawson, Combs does an excellent job overseeing a system that requires numerous controls and precise account coding.
According to Clawson, Combs also makes recommendations for improving the County’s financial policies. The Finance Director pointed out that 4 of the 5 policy recommendations currently on his desk were made by Combs.
Some of the words and phrases used by coworkers to describe Combs are “communicates, cooperates, looks for new assignments, uses good judgment, productive, efficient, reliable, takes initiative, offers assistance, little supervision needed and very well liked.”
During the nomination process, another coworker said, “With Brandi’s professionalism and pleasant approach to everyone and everything, she turns unpleasant days into good ones.”