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Community Relations and Tourism Director

receives Maurice Strickland Award
Post Date:June 19, 2020
Lewisville Community Relations and Tourism Director James Kunke has earned the 2020 Maurice Strickland Award. Employees are honored with this award in recognition of “performance of an exceptional nature” and “actions that support the city’s vision and values.”

Kunke has served the City of Lewisville for 18 years in various capacities. City Manager Donna Barron selected Kunke for the award this year for his leadership during the first weeks of the COVID-19 disease outbreak.

Kunke organized an employee-run call center to answer all questions the public might have. The call center ran from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. His knowledge and understanding of executive orders from the governor and local disaster declarations was key in helping city leaders and businesses navigate the complicated “essential businesses” process.

The call center also featured an outreach element where City employees would directly call thousands of Lewisville senior citizens to check on their wellbeing and to answer any questions they had. The senior callout effort proved to be so successful it was expanded to include other groups in the community. Several other north Texas cities took notice of the call center and wanted to find out how the process worked so they could do similar call centers in their communities.

Maurice Strickland was hired by the City of Lewisville in 1986 and retired in 2011 as Operations Supervisor over Utility Line Maintenance. His tenure with the City was exemplified by quality service and a customer-first attitude that set the finest example for his peers and employees. Shortly after his retirement, Maurice succumbed in his battle with cancer. As a tribute to his service and a reminder of the high standards he set for the organization, the City Manager’s Award given to exemplary employees was renamed in his honor in 2012.
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