B.D. Griffin, who was appointed as Montgomery County Attorney in March following the death of former County Attorney J.D. Lambright, was chosen Boss of the Year at the County Christmas luncheon held Dec. 12 at the Lone Star Convention Center.
“I’m overwhelmed. I actually did not know that I had been nominated so it came as quite a surprise,” said Griffin. I think it’s more a testament to all the great staff in the County Attorney’s Office. They’re the ones that make the County Attorney’s Office run and make me look good.” I’m surprised and very thankful, and I owe it all to them.”
The Animal Control Department is the Department of the Year, and Aimee Stevens, County Court at Law Two Probate Coordinator, is the Employee of the Year.
The Christmas luncheon is put on by the County Employee Committee.
“We have an employees committee and we fundraise all year long not only for the luncheon, but for scholarships for employees and their dependents for school, said Tracy Hutchison, County Employee Committee Chairman. Through the fundraising we put this event on for all of the employees.”
Hutchison said they prepare several months in advance for the Christmas luncheon.
The County Christmas luncheon is held at the Lone Star Convention Center, but it hasn’t always been held there.
“I’ve worked for the County for almost 35 years. This luncheon started at as a potluck, and it was held on the first floor of the main Courthouse because we were all there, even the Jail was there and the Sheriff, said Darin Bailey with the County Clerk’s Office. They would put up big, long tables and we would all bring our potluck, and we would put it down, and we would all enjoy lunch together. Everything pretty much closed up, and we would make our way down to the 9th District Court room, which at that time, was the only courtroom on that floor, and it was large, and we would eat lunch together.”
Bailey said to see it go from that to this is just amazing.