The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday night named Rick Curry winner of the Innovative, Dedicated Employee Award (I.D.E.A.).
Curry, a buyer for the county Purchasing Department, saved the county more than $33,000 in money and personnel time, said County Administrator Rodney Shoop, who presented Curry with the award.
"The award is nice, but I was hired to do a job, and this is just part of my job," said Curry.
Curry works as a purchaser for the Water and Sewer Department. He discovered that vendors were not refunding deposits the county made on 55-gallon drums of degreaser and deodorizer used at pumping stations, said Shoop.