Employee Recognition

Employees at rock star-themed luncheon

True to Our Values

The City of Boerne is fortunate to have some of the best people working every day to serve our residents. Across each department, our employees regularly go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service while delivering top-notch results.

Employee Awards

Each year, City employees from all departments gather for an appreciation luncheon to celebrate our many shared successes and to recognize those employees who have earned individual awards for their service.

Value Awards

Since 2022, the City has given Value Awards to the five employees who best represent our five core values of Collaboration, Respect, Excellence, Integrity, and Service. Value Award recipients are nominated by their colleagues.

Directors' Awards

The nine Directors' Awards are presented to the employees whose attitude, work ethic, and performance represent the best of their respective departments. These are selected by the directors.


Staff Profiles

The staff profiles series spotlights City employees and the stellar work they do every day for our residents. Learn about each employee and find out some behind-the-scenes facts you might not know.

  1. Shelbi Smith

    Staff Profile: Shelbi Smith brings excellence to Animal Care Services

    Animal Control Officer Shelbi Smith is part of the team dedicated to caring for the animals of Boerne. Learn about Shelbi.
  2. Ryan Bass

    Staff Profile: Ryan Bass leads City’s preservation, conservation efforts

    The man behind many of the City of Boerne's preservation programs for the last 15 years has been Environmental Program Manager Ryan Bass. Read more about Ryan.
  3. Denise Hessler

    Staff Profile: Denise Hessler is a bridge-builder in Finance

    Denise has been with the Finance Department for just a year and a half, but her impact on the City’s payroll process has already been noticeable. Read more about Denise.
  4. Jeanette Teague

    Staff Profile: Jeanette Teague helps visitors feel at home in Boerne

    Teague manages the day-to-day operations of Visit Boerne and its four employees and more than 20 volunteers as they work to market Boerne. Read about Jeanette.
  5. Gerald Jonas

    Staff Profile: Gerald Jonas brings quality, expertise to customer care

    With two decades of dedicated service, Gerald stands as a pillar of experience and leadership at the Boerne Utilities Customer Care and Billing department. Read about Gerald.
  6. Collin Rogers

    Staff Profile: Collin Rogers monitors Boerne’s fire safety

    Under the Fire Department, the Rogers and the Fire Marshal’s Office have a range of responsibilities related to fire prevention and planning. Read more about Collin.
  7. Sheldon Cravey

    Staff Profile: Sheldon Cravey keeps City’s tech up to speed

    For the last 15 years, Cravey and the IT team have worked hard to ensure all the technological needs of City employees are met. Read more about Sheldon.
  8. Roy Burgess

    Staff Profile: Roy Burgess on decades of consistency at Boerne Utilities

    Over his nearly 40-year career at Boerne Utilities, Burgess has ensured the quality of our drinking water. Learn more about Roy.
  9. James Schmidt

    Staff Profile: Lt. James Schmidt is driven by service

    A graduate of Boerne High School, Lt. James Schmidt always knew this was where he wanted to live and work. Read the full profile.
  10. Claudia Lemon

    Staff Profile: Claudia Lemon leads the Municipal Court

    For the last 19 years, Claudia has managed the day-to-day operations of the Boerne Municipal Court. Learn more about Claudia.
  11. Alison Topper holds the book &#34Bernie Boerne&#34

    Staff Profile: Alison Topper on how the Library is more than books

    When she’s not helping someone find a book, Alison can be found leading youth workshops or set up in the lobby for Ask Alison. Learn more about Alison.
  12. Jerry Carlos poses for picture in front of Boerne City Lake

    Staff Profile: Jerry Carlos Reflects on Mission and Service

    Jerry has been with the Boerne Parks and Recreation Department for 17 years, working in different areas to provide exemplary service. Learn more about Jerry.