|Pictured Left to Right: Supervising Deputy District Attorney Simon Umscheid, Deputy District Attorney Melissa Rodriguez, and Assistant District Attorney Gary Roth, following the Public Service Recognition Award for Excellence ceremony May 15|
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors recognized 45 County employees May 15 during the Public Service Recognition Award for Excellence ceremony at the San Bernardino County Government Center. The annual event recognizes the everyday work of public servants. One employee from each County department is selected for an Award for Excellence, based on outstanding service to the county and its citizens. Deputy District Attorney was recogized for her work in the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit:
"Human trafficking is a hidden plague on our community that hinders our County Vision, the quality of life of all our citizens, and the well-being of our most treasured resource, our youth. Deputy District Attorney Melissa Rodriguez dedicated herself to eliminating this threat to our public safety and community health by leading our county’s human trafficking prosecution efforts. Melissa works collaboratively with our county and community partners to accomplish the shared goals of prosecuting offenders and helping rescued victims rebuild their lives. Melissa is bringing our County Vision to life and epitomizes public service excellence."