On May 10th, Cynthia Spanoulis was honored as the Virginia Beach Rotary Club 2012 Outstanding City Employee of the Year at a recognition dinner. Spanoulis worked at the City of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development for 16 years and was recently selected as the deputy director of the Department of Museums and Historic Resources, which includes the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
Her Department Director, Lynn Clements, Deputy City Manager Steve Herbert and City Manager James Spore spoke on Cynthia’s behalf at the ceremony where she was joined by her husband, parents and brother as well as many City Council Members, City employees and Rotary members.
Herbert said, “Cynthia is a star in this city organization. Her many years of exemplary service to this city are made all the more remarkable by the fact that she approaches her job every day with the energy and enthusiasm of a new employee delighted to be just starting work for the City of Virginia Beach. Her contributions to the overall economic development of this city have been significant and she is known throughout the organization for her professionalism, positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach to the many important activities she is engaged in.”
Clements said, “We are excited that someone who has worked as hard as Cynthia can receive a promotion and bring her considerable skills to tackle new challenges at the Virginia Aquarium and City of Virginia Beach Historic Houses.”
Spanoulis is the second staff member from the Virginia Aquarium to receive the Virginia Beach Rotary Club Outstanding City Employee of the Year Award. Director of Research and Conservation Mark Swingle was selected in 2009.
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