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County employee earns praise from public, mayor

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2017) --  Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett recently recognized an outstanding Knox County employee who has consistently earned high praise from county residents and co-workers alike.

Mayor Burchett declared Nov. 17, 2017 "Phillip Parks Day" in Knox County in recognition of Park's hard work and dedication on behalf of the taxpayers of Knox County. The mayor was joined by Parks, some of his co-workers and Knox County Engineering and Public Works Director Dwight Van de Vate.

Parks is well known in his role as Convenience Center Operator at the Powell Convenience Center. He's earned an outstanding reputation for going above and beyond in his daily job.

"Knox County has a number of outstanding employees, and I'm honored to work with them," said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. "Phillip is an example of what makes Knox County and the people who live here so great."

Parks personally dug through piles of trash to find a customer's lost wedding ring, has helped change several flat tires, taught himself basic sign language to better communicate with a deaf colleague and recently help offer potentially life-saving first aid to an injured man at the center.

"There are many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving," said Mayor Burchett. "I'm happy to add Phillip and employees like him to that list."

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