GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has named Lindsay Behney of Milton its Employee of the Year.
According to a county press release, the winner was announced Friday during the Mildred King Luncheon, held each year to celebrate Sussex’s approximately 550 employees.
Ms. Behney — a clerk in the register of wills office — was selected from a field of 10 county staff members, all quarterly winners and honorable mentions in 2023.
She was an honorable mention in the fourth quarter of the year and received a round of applause from colleagues, as well as members of County Council, as she was presented the award.
“I was definitely caught off-guard and didn’t expect to win,” Ms. Behney said.
She was lauded for, among other things, stepping in for the chief deputy to conduct the opening legal proceedings for processing estates, being the go-to leader among her peers and assisting the public and legal community.
“I’m very humbled and grateful to be recognized for doing what I just see as doing what’s expected and what’s right,” she added.
County administrator Todd F. Lawson commended Ms. Behney for her six years of dedicated service. He said her commitment and willingness to take on additional duties, serve as a role model to her colleagues and maintain a pleasant and professional attitude make her worthy of recognition.