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Donta Mason Receives February Employee of the Month

Published Feb 10, 2022
Donta Mason Employee of the Month
Donta Mason accepts the February Employee of the Month award with his girlfriend; mother, Maggie Robinson; and father, Escambia County Animal Welfare Director John Robinson.

Escambia County is pleased to recognize Donta Mason, a Permit Technician I in the Building Services department, as the February 2022 Employee of the Month. The board acknowledged Donta’s selection as the employee of the month during the Feb. 10 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Donta began his employment with Escambia County on June 2, 2020. In his role as Permit Technician I, he processes permit applications and interacts with all departments within the Central Office Complex, providing assistance to anyone asking questions in regard to permit requirements. Since Hurricane Sally, the building services department has seen an influx of roofing permit applications and Donta has been recognized for his efficiency in processing the applications, maintaining the queue at an appropriate level. Donta’s promptness in processing these applications has resulted in short wait times for roofing contractors, allowing them to start work quickly for customers.

Recently, the permitting division in the Building Services department was extremely short staffed for nearly a month due to COVID-19. Donta and two other employees, along with their lead, maintained the same standard of service typically assigned to 10 employees. Although facing a daunting task on a daily basis for that period, Donta came to work every day with a smile on his face and shared encouraging words for the small team. He kept spirits high for everyone and made a tough situation better for all involved.

“Donta has been a bright spot in the Building Services department,” says Tim Tolbert, Building Services Director. “He has never met a stranger and spreads his never-ending enthusiasm and light to all that he meets. He is an inspiration to all and a blessing to our department and Escambia County.”

The Board of County Commissioners commends and congratulates Donta Mason on his selection as the February 2022 Employee of the Month.

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