November 05 2021

2021 Ferndale Elks Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, November 4, 2021, City of Ferndale employees, volunteers, and community members were honored at the Ferndale Elks awards banquet.

"Law and Order Night" is a longstanding annual event by the Ferndale Elks Lodge #1588 in which the organization recognizes and thanks staff and volunteers for their distinguished service to the City of Ferndale. People are recognized in six categories:

  • Law enforcement employee of the year
  • Fire-rescue employee of the year
  • Public Works (DPW) employee of the year
  • 43rd District Court employee of the year
  • City Hall employee of the year
  • Senior Citizen of the year
  • Volunteer of the year

Additionally this year, representatives from the Downtown Development Authority presented Elks members with the 2021 Feel the Pride Award for their festive window decoration/display during the city's June Pride celebration.

The City wants to congratulate all of this year's honorees and thank the Ferndale Elks for hosting such an incredible dinner and celebration.

Law Enforcement Employee of the Year
Police Officer Edward Ungerman

Presented by Captain David Spellman
Fire Rescue Employee of the Year
Evan Chevela

Presented by Fire Chief Teresa Robinson
Public Works (DPW) Employee of the Year
William "Luke" Lucas

Presented by DPW Director Dan Antosik
43rd District Court Employee of the Year
Michelle Buckman

Presented by Court Administrator Linda Carroll
City Hall Employee of the Year
CED Clerk/Permit Tech Kathy McClintic

Presented by CED Director Jordan Twardy
Senior Citizen of the Year
Sheila Jackson

Presented by Ferndale Seniors Group President Jeannie Davis
Volunteer of the Year
Alan Hejl

Presented by Mayor Melanie Piana
"Feel the Pride" Awarded to the Ferndale Elks
Accepted by Exalted Ruler Jennifer Kurtz

Presented by DDA Director Lena Stevens
and Board Member PJ Jacokes