Washington County Attorney’s Office—2017 Annual Report 27 Staff Recognition Recognition and appreciation of staff is important to us. Acknowledgment is given for service awards, retirements, new staff, trial victories, hard work on cases and other accomplishments. Other events held include Dog Days of Summer employee appreciation picnic lunch hosted by management, family picnic after work, Administrative Professionals luncheon, Bosses’ Day luncheon, Halloween party and Christmas party and activities. Team Building Events Various team building events were held in 2017. A lunch event with the Information Technology Department was held in August, an event with Washington County Public Health at Lake Elmo Park in September, an event with Washington County Community Services at Lake Elmo Park in October, our annual “Dog Days of Summer” events including a staff picnic and dog park event in September and many staff attended the County’s Health, Safety and Wellness Event at Lake Elmo Park in October. Also many staff members participated in a “Walk Across St Croix Bridge” wellness event. Criminal Heavy Hitters “Heavy Hitter” Award - a travelling trophy awarded to the prosecutor who has successfully tried a jury trial. That prosecutor keeps the bat symbolizing the award until another prosecutor has similar success in a jury trial. Annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon