Arlington County Manager Larry J. Brown recently recognized the outstanding contributions of county employes with the "Exceptional Employes Performance" Award. The award is the first of its kind in the county and honors employes who have, as an individual or a group, shown professional excellence, dedication and accomplishment. It is an incentive to continue improvement in county services.

Eighteen 1985 recipients were presented with the awards at a county luncheon held at the Crystal City Hyatt Hotel on Dec. 12. They were:

Eugene Chang, systems programmer of the Office of Technology and Information Systems.

James Cunningham, technical services supervisor of the Office of Technology and Information Systems.

Martha Desrosiers, public health nursing chief of the Department. of Human Services.

Judith Hanson, circulation system supervisor of the Dept. of Libraries.

Sarah Higginbotham, outreach specialist of the Department of Personnel.

Gary Kirkbride, planning section supervisor of the Department of Community Affairs.

Lindsay Kull, personnel technician of the Department of Personnel.

Gregory Kurasz, police officer II of the Police Department.

Dwight Lewis, deputy fire marshal of the Fire Department.

Jerry Mathis, personnel staffing specialist of the Department of Personnel.

Tim Moore, administrative assistant of the Fire Department.

Larry Queen, public service worker of the Department of Public Works.

Peggy Stott, public health nurse supervisor of the Department of Human Services.

Veasna Tauch, computer technician of the Department of Personnel.

Ada Vazquez, accounts payable supervisor of the Department of Management and Finance.

Jeanne Wardlaw, personnel analyst of the Department of Personnel.

Cynthia Wesen, police corporal of the Police Department.

Employes, who were nominated by their department, were judged on their contribution to the improved delivery of services, including the implementation of county initiatives, successful teamwork, application of technology resulting in greater efficiency, and contribution to a positive working environment.

The winners were presented with a framed certificate of commendation, a County Excellence pin, cash merit awards and skill enhancement training.