LPD employee receives Maurice Strickland Award


Lewisville Police Department Technical Services Bureau Manager Lynda Lyons has earned the 2017 Maurice Strickland Award. Employees are honored with the Maurice Strickland Award in recognition of “performance of an exceptional nature” and “actions that support the city’s vision and values.”

The City of Lewisville began the process of planning the replacement of its analog radio system with a digital system approximately three years ago. Lyons managed the $7 million-dollar project, concluding it on time and within budget.

Other cities have spent as much as $50,000 for consulting services to guide them through this process. Lyons handled the entire process including drafting the Request for Proposal, vendor selection and procurement, and installation and testing.

Lyons dedicated countless hours in addition to her regular duties to ensure a smooth transition for all City of Lewisville departments. In addition, she helped facilitate the partner cities negotiating their own agreements with Denton County, providing for an enhanced Southern Denton County radio system.

LPD made the switch to the P-25 digital radio system in March, with no major service issues. Lyons was presented with the Strickland Award at the employee picnic at the end of May.

Lyons’ work on behalf of Lewisville residents has upheld the tradition of customer satisfaction that best describes Strickland’s dedicated service to this community.

Maurice Strickland was hired by the City of Lewisville in 1986 and retired in 2011 as operations supervisor over Utility Line Maintenance. His tenure with the city was exemplified by quality service and a customer-first attitude that set the finest example for his peers and employees.

Shortly after his retirement, Maurice succumbed in his battle with cancer. As a tribute to his service and a reminder of the high standards he set for the organization, the City Manager’s Award given to exemplary employees was renamed in his honor in 2012.