Beverly Hayes, administrative assistant in Milford’s engineering division, was named the mayor’s December employee of the month.

After a review of all of the nominations, the selection committee unanimously chose her as the winner for her outstanding work performance, professional and courteous manner, and excellent customer service, city officials said.

Mimi Mudrick, submitted the nomination recommending Hayes.

Hayes began her employment with the City of Milford on Feb. 24, 1997, as a Clerk A in the Planning and Zoning Division. Quickly establishing herself as a diligent, conscientious employee, Hayes was promoted to secretary on Nov. 17, 1997. On June 20, 2005, she was promoted to administrative assistant and went to work in the health department where she remained until Aug. 25, 2014, when she transferred to her current position with the engineering division within the Department of Public Works.

Hayes embraces change, her co-workers said.

“Her strong work ethic and unwavering can-do attitude enable her to boldly and confidently take on difficult challenges,” states a press release from the mayor’s office. “In each department Beverly has worked, she brought herself up to speed in short-order. Having exceptional organizational skills, Beverly is very astute at turning the inefficient into the efficient.”

Prior to her arrival, the engineering department and the sewer commission had four administrative employees. Hayes streamlined the work and is now the only administrative person in the department.

“She was the driving force in reorganizing the engineering offices,” city officials said. “The department now shares the same side of the building rather than being split into two offices across the hall from each other.”

Passionate about exercising, Hayes is full of energy and gets much accomplished, her co-workers said.

“Her pleasant demeanor does not go unnoticed by anyone who comes into contact with her,” co-workers said. “She always greets people with a smile and ends the encounter with ‘have a great day’.”