2011-01-28 / Government / Neighborhood

Mayor congratulates the city’s Employee of the Year



Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin congratulates Michael Cothran upon being named the city’s Employee of the Year 2010. Cothran is the Columbia Fire Department’s administrative division chief. Employed by the city since 2006, Chief Cothran is also the department’s coordinator for all volunteer firefighters within Richland County. As Aubrey D. Jenkins, the department’s interim fire chief, put it in his nomination of Chief Cothran for the award, “Chief Cothran is truly the epitome of what this award represents... I believe Chief Cothran is a model for excellence and is exemplary of what this award stands for... Suffice it to say that Chief Cothran is an outstanding employee and this department is well pleased with him... As stated earlier this department believes he exemplifies both the spirit of the award and the recognition behind it.” Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin congratulates Michael Cothran upon being named the city’s Employee of the Year 2010. Cothran is the Columbia Fire Department’s administrative division chief. Employed by the city since 2006, Chief Cothran is also the department’s coordinator for all volunteer firefighters within Richland County. As Aubrey D. Jenkins, the department’s interim fire chief, put it in his nomination of Chief Cothran for the award, “Chief Cothran is truly the epitome of what this award represents... I believe Chief Cothran is a model for excellence and is exemplary of what this award stands for... Suffice it to say that Chief Cothran is an outstanding employee and this department is well pleased with him... As stated earlier this department believes he exemplifies both the spirit of the award and the recognition behind it.”

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