Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth - The Department of Corrections honored Millie Reeves as Employee of the Year at the Eighth Annual GDC Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.
"Millie is an excellent example of why we honor our employees," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "She is truly a dedicated ambassador for Augusta State Medical Prison and the Department as a whole," added Owens.
The Employee of the Year award recipient promotes positive relations with co-workers, offenders, the judiciary, volunteers, partners and the community by continuously displaying courtesy, dignity and respect.
Reeves began her career with the Department in 1983, where she served as a Physicians Assistant at Augusta State Medical Prison. She is the statewide Tuberculosis Coordinator for the agency and is a recognized subject matter expert for the United State Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, Reeves is a District Coordinator for the Department of Public Health, she is a member of the Georgia TB Task Force and she is a member of the American Rose Society. She is a true leader and valuable member of our team.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony, which was attended by 200 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Secretary Rose Williams, Assistant Commissioner Timothy C. Ward and special guest speaker, State Representative Jay Neal.
The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.