By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
Amy Ferguson was recognized Wednesday at the Barton County Commission meeting as the recipient of the 2022 first quarter employee recognition award.
Ferguson serves as the county’s resource coordinator and community liaison with
the health department. She was nominated, in part, for her support of those
recovering from substance misuse, trauma and mental illness as a liaison for
"I'm not just somebody that has a passion for this work, I lived this experience," said Ferguson. "I had many years of substance use. There is a need in that community. They're sad and broken. The county continues to hire people that have experience like that. We get opportunities to get awards like this...it gives hope."
Bailey Rankin, Employee Relations Committee president, said Ferguson interacts with community partners and agencies to share new programs that are available to residents.
"Beyond her tasks, Amy is a positive influence to everyone around her," said Rankin. "I have witnessed, firsthand, her lighting up a room. Who Amy is as a person and what she does for this community is vital."
Commissioners congratulated Ferguson and shared stories of her value to the county.