Employee Excellence

The Employee Excellence webpage recognizes those county employees who ensure that resources and services are available for our residents, businesses and guests through innovative adaptations to processes, integrating new technologies and overall committed efforts and resiliency. Many of these stories are recognized by County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey at the monthly Board of Supervisors meetings for exemplifying everyday excellence in service to the county. 

This video serves as a thank you to our county employees who have modified and adapted to continue providing everyday excellence to our citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We stand ready to serve you!

  1. March Excellence: Taiwan Everette
  2. February Excellence: Jill Bryant
  3. January Excellence: Sheriff's Office
  4. 2020 Archive

March 2021 Everyday Excellence: Taiwan Everette
(Community Enhancement)

At the Wednesday, March 10 Board of Supervisors meeting, Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey recognized Taiwan Everette as the recipient of the March 2021 Everyday Excellence recognition.

As a code enforcement inspector for the Department of Community Enhancement, an ordinary day for Everette consists of inspecting vehicle registration, business licenses, contractor enforcement, property maintenance and zoning enforcement.

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, however, Everette did something far beyond the ordinary for a code enforcement inspector; he helped a citizen experiencing a health crisis.

Parked on Route 288, the amber lights of his county vehicle flashing, Everette was operating a license plate reader system to find vehicle registration violations. Suddenly, a car passed by Everette, stopped about 100 yards ahead and began to reverse.

A man emerged from the car, running towards Everette’s vehicle. Thinking Everette may be a police officer, the man said he needed help—his passenger had fallen asleep and would not wake up.

Without hesitation, Everette ran to the car, where he saw an unconscious man slumped over the dashboard. Everette checked the man’s vitals, called 9-1-1 and, at the emergency operator’s direction, lifted the man from the vehicle. He began to administer CPR.

Minutes later, a state trooper arrived on scene and administered two doses of Narcan, a nasal spray used to treat narcotic overdoses in an emergency. Soon, more state officers and officers from Chesterfield County arrived, followed by first responders from Chesterfield’s Emergency Medical Services. They loaded the man into an ambulance and transported him to a hospital for further treatment.

Richard Billingsley, a Community Enhancement license inspector, has worked with Everette for 18 years. At the meeting, Billingsley said, “Taiwan’s actions on that date and his willingness to take action when others were in need reflect great credit upon himself and Chesterfield County.”

Billingsley also revealed that this type of emergency assistance is nothing new for Everette.

“Several years ago,” recounted Billingsley, “he assisted a motorist in a similar situation who had passed out and crashed his vehicle.”

“And many years ago,” Billingsley added, “Taiwan helped the police recapture a suspect who had tried to escape from the magistrate’s office.”

Everette, a former starting linebacker for Winston-Salem State University’s football team, was able to tackle the fleeing man just short of Ironbridge Road.

“I think if you asked him today,” said Billingsley, “he would tell you that he has not lost a step since his playing days.”

For more on this story, listen to the Everyday Excellence presentation during the March 10 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Taiwan Everette

Taiwan Everette