Levy Court named Pro Patria Award winner by Employer Support for Guard and Reserve
Kent County Levy Court was recently recognized by Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the Pro Patria Award. The Pro Patria Award is the highest honor given to employers in the State of Delaware. Levy Court President P. Brooks Banta and County Administrator Michael Petit J. de Mange accepted the award on behalf of Levy Court during the ESGR banquet.
Kent County was recognized for providing the most exceptional support of our national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies that support their employees who serve in our armed forces. The organization was recognized for their personal support offered to service members and their families, as well as their strong initiatives to recruit military employees. Kent County employee benefits program includes paid military leave, as well as military employees retain full benefits, and continue to accrue vacation, while mobilized.
The military-friendly relationship to its employees is consistently recognized by ESGR Patriot Award nominations of its supervisors. Levy Court was also named a Finalist in the 2011 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award. This notable and prestigious honor was bestowed on only thirty (30) employers nationwide, out of 4,049 nominations received.