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Kim Campbell receives the 2012 Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award
Kim Campbell receives the 2012 Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award

At the city of South Portland’s annual employee recognition breakfast on November 28, Kim Campbell was honored with the "Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award", given to a city employee who deals with difficult challenges at work while maintaining a positive attitude.

Campbell, who began working for the South Portland Public Library nearly ten years ago, as an on-call, substitute employee, has steadily increased her responsibilities and grown her skills, and was recently promoted to the position of Head of Youth Services. In his nomination of Campbell for the award, Kevin Davis, director of the city’s library services, noted that, even through challenges, "her commitment to delivering quality service to the community – with an always positive attitude - has been a constant within the department." He described several initiatives, led by Campbell, over the past few years to increase library programming for children, as well as to improve the library space itself. "Kim is a shining example of how a positive attitude and a focus on the mission of a job, along with a great sense of humor, can bring nothing but success to both the individual and to the organization they serve," Davis said.

Named for Arvin "Ge" Erskine, director of Public Works for the city of South Portland from 1979 to 1999, the award is one of six employee recognition awards given annually by the city. Erskine was widely known for his expertise in his field, his dedication to getting a job done, and his "can-do" spirit.

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