Batavia, OH – Ms. Julie Frey, Director of Adult Probation Services for the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, was recently honored with a Patriot Award by the Ohio Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ESGR is an agency of the Defense Department, operating in all states and territories, which aids and recognizes organizations with employees serving in the US military.
The tempo of military operations for reservists recently has meant far more separation and hardship than traditionally is expected of them, and thus more hardship and sacrifice for their civilian employers. The Patriot Award honors those employers who have shared this sacrifice with outstanding support and encouragement, above that required by law. Ms. Frey was nominated for this award by Mr. Patrick Nekoranec, a Probation Officer in Ms. Frey’s Department, and US Air Force Reservist.
Clermont County Commissioner, Bob Proud stated, “Congratulations to the Common Pleas Adult Probation Department for being recognized by ESGR for their support of our National Guard and Reservists. It is a testament to Clermont County’s strong support of our military and their families.”
ESGR Representative LTC Mike Emerine (USA Ret) presented the Award to Ms. Frey, in a ceremony with key Probation Department colleagues, including Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge Victor M. Haddad, and Probation Officer Jessica Lampe, in the Judge’s courtroom on December 12, 2013. Ms. Frey and Judge Haddad were commended for leading a strong team effort in support of their military family, and for their important contribution to our nation’s defense.
Pictured from left to right: Clermont County Judge Victor Haddad, Clermont County Probation Director Julie Frey, Ohio Area Chair Mike Emerine, and Clermont County Probation Officer Jessica Lampe.