Jun 22, 2022

Ferguson named Barton Co. employee of the quarter

Posted Jun 22, 2022 4:00 PM
Barton County Commissioners joined Amy Ferguson (2nd from the left) as she received a certificate from ERC President Bailey Rankin Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Ferguson was given the employee recognition award.
Barton County Commissioners joined Amy Ferguson (2nd from the left) as she received a certificate from ERC President Bailey Rankin Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Ferguson was given the employee recognition award.

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 local services.

"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.