The Okaloosa County Clerk’s Office presented its first Employee of the Year and Outstanding Supervisor of the Year Awards to two deputy clerks.

Sandra Stevens earned Employee of the Year 2017 for her “brilliant contributions to her department of Data Integrity and Reporting as well as to numerous interconnected departments within the Clerk's Office,” a media release states. “Sandra has worked diligently, and with dedication to help create the Data Integrity and Reporting team that started as an idea and transformed into an integral department of the Clerk’s Office.

“Sandra’s input and expertise has helped to create a department that tackles time-involved projects, corrects and detects issues and problems, and is constantly working to improve the quality of the data that our office maintains.”

Tanishia Childres earned Outstanding Supervisor of the Year 2017 for her leadership capabilities and communications within the Clerk's Office as well as the Judiciary.

Childres, also known as Toy, is the Court Services Manager. She develops “efficient, effective work processes that lead to modern, productive processes,” the release states. “Toy resonates strong moral leadership and she actively demonstrates the very essence of the stated beliefs of this office.

“She is the personification of professionalism, and has care and respect for customers and co-workers.”