For Immediate Release: Dec. 28, 2010
Michael Leone named
Goodyear's Employee of the Year
ARIZ. (Dec. 28, 2010) Graphic designer Michael Leone was named Employee of
the Year for the City of Goodyear during the annual employee awards presentation
on Dec. 3. Leone also received the Development Services Group Employee of the
graphic designer for Goodyear's award-winning publication, INFOCUS, Leone's
distinctive style reaches the home of every resident in the city. The
magazine-style newsletter includes a quarterly recreation catalog, showcasing
important developments, special events and programs, and the latest information
and news in the community. Leone also writes and designs the monthly employee
newsletter, SamePage, highlighting the accomplishments of the individuals,
divisions and departments responsible for making Goodyear an outstanding city.
Leone's efforts have been key in making Goodyear a recognizable,
desirable location for business, lifestyle and opportunity. He has produced
award-winning logos and promotional materials for programs as diverse as recycling,
water conservation, holiday events, and top-of-the-line economic development
marketing campaigns. Some of his most notable characters are Curby, the mascot
for the city's award-winning introduction to its new recycling program, Cowboy
Codey for Code Compliance, and water conservation's hero, Desert Dan.
Leone recently produced the dramatic Leading Edge logo for the
Economic Development business marketing campaign and the compelling collateral
materials which support the program.
With his professional and creative talents, Leone is known for
producing beautiful materials for the education, publicity, promotional and
outreach needs of every department in the city. In addition to his regular
duties, Leone spends much of his off-hours taking photos at city events and
council meetings, and volunteers as bagpiper at official ceremonies for fire
and police honor guard.
was praised for working tirelessly behind the scenes,
bringing distinctive creative touches to every project he handles. He provides
excellent customer service to every department in the city, often turning
around last-minute requests right away, working many overtime hours and
sacrificing time he would otherwise spend enjoying weekends with his family.