City recognizes longtime employees
Ocala recognized three employees for their years of service during the June 15, City Council meeting.
Capt. Sandra Duryea was marking 25 years with the Ocala Police Department.
Duryea joined the department in 1996 and during her time at OPD served as a detective in major crimes, an undercover office in the drug unit and a training officer. In 2017, she was promoted to lieutenant and this year became a captain.
“To all those who are just joining the City of Ocala, you work for a great city. Enjoy your time here,” she said.
Hope Maynard started working in the city’s risk management department 20 years ago. She later spent 10 years as a benefits specialist in the city’s human resources department before being promoted to information systems administrator for HR.
Maynard enjoys spending time on the family farm and visiting Walt Disney World with her granddaughter.
Thomas Harris has worked in the city’s public works department for 15 years. A native of Fort Lauderdale, he joined the city in 2006 as a sanitation worker.
He later became a sanitation truck driver and currently drives a clamshell bucket truck for the city. The clamshell truck picks up larger discarded items like mattresses, sofas and yard debris.
“I really thank the city for the opportunity to be in this position,” Harris said.