At the Nov. 6 county commission meeting, Fonda Davis, director of the solid w3aste and animal control departments, presented William Key with the department’s first Employee of the Month award. Davis, who said he plans to honor outstanding employees in the future, read portions of a letter to the editor, written by Fran Giknis, that appeared in the Times praising Key for his service above and beyond the call of duty when investigating a dog bite on St. George Island. “I was most impressed with the help and expressions of interest from William, perhaps because they were sincere and unexpected,” wrote Giknis.