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. April Excellence: Deputy Kiara Marshall
  2. March Excellence: Police
  3. February Excellence: Jerry Giles
  4. January Excellence: Mental Health Support Services
  5. Excellence Archive

April 2022 Everyday Excellence: Deputy Kiara Marshall
(Sheriff's Office)

During the Wednesday, April 27 Board of Supervisors meeting Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey recognized Deputy Kiara Marshall with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office as the recipient of the April 2022 Everyday Excellence for her outstanding service in assisting a neighbor and her family during a fire.

“Deputy Marshall is here today and we’re very proud of her,” Sheriff Karl Leonard told the Board of Supervisors before explaining what happened on the evening of March 22 when Marshall got a call on her way home at about 8 p.m. from her sister telling her of a house fire just up the street.

“Deputy Marshall, without hesitation, responded down the street where she found a house on fire and an adult female in the front yard suffering badly from burns and expressing concern for her three children,” Leonard recounted. “While fire crews and medics began to attend to the adult female, Deputy Marshall began to tend to the children ages 7, 9 and a 17-year-old who was autistic.”

Marshall and her sister, Jordan Coles, helped the children into the warmth and safety of Jordan’s car and comforted them, immediately building a rapport. This provided “an invaluable tool” for fire officials, Leonard explained, and assisted them in their investigation as they looked to gather information on the fire. 

Marshall’s conversations with the children led to contacts with the family and arrangements for them to have a place to stay. That was even more critical considering the father was deployed in Germany. 

Marshall, the Sheriff said, provided the transportation herself before returning the next day to see if there was more she could do.

“Deputy Marshall cleared the scene just before midnight and was there the very next morning to assist the family with any needs they had,” Leonard concluded. “She also organized efforts to help find clothes for them and other essential items for the family.”

“Well, you’ve been very busy,” Board Chair Chris Winslow (Clover Hill) jokingly told Marshall before offering his gratitude for a job well done, saying: “Here we have excellence in action…You make us all proud. Thank you very much. It’s awesome.”

“Thank you,” Vice Chair Leslie Haley (Midlothian) told Marshall. “I know that’s what you do every day when you go out there. Thank you.”

For more information, view the Everyday Excellence presentation during the April 27, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Deputy Kiara MarshallDuring the April 27 Board of Supervisors meeting Deputy Kiara Marshall, right, was recognized by County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey as the recipient of this month’s Everyday Excellence for going above and beyond in helping a neighbor following a house fire on March 22, 2022. Also pictured is Sheriff Karl Leonard.