Ocala recognizes longtime employees
The Ocala City Council recognized four employees with service awards during Tuesday meeting.
Nick Blizzard was recognized for 15 years of service with the city. Blizzard works in traffic operations for the city and is the current traffic systems manager.
Chris Hickman an Ocala Fire Rescue firefighter, paramedic marked 20 years with the department. During his time with fire rescue, he was awarded the medal of valor and was named the firefighter of the year in 2016.
Patricia Mraz celebrated 25 years with the Ocala Police Department. Mraz has worked in several roles at OPD including in patrol, working in the gang unit and as a school resource officer.
Donna Guinn was honored for her 30 years at OPD. She joined the department in 1991 and was the city’s first victims advocate coordinator. She now supervises the victims advocate unit and has helped expand their services over the years.