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Northern Arizona Council of Governments Names FooteWork Employer of the Year for Yavapai County
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07 August 2016  
Anita Payne, Chairman of the Workforce Development Board, Supervisor Tom Thurman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Co-Emcee with Supervisor Chip Davis, Teri Drew, Regional Director NACOG, Ken Foote, Owner FooteWork
Local Prescott Business Named County’s Top Employer

August 09, 2016, Prescott, AZ. - FooteWork Auto License and Title Service ( www.FooteWork.com ) was named Yavapai County's Employer of the Year by The Northern Arizona Council of Governments ( www.NACOG.org ). Footework, established in 1998 is an ADOT authorized third party motor vehicle services provider. With offices in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, and Williams, Arizona, FooteWork employs 33 professionals who provide motor vehicle services including Drivers Licenses, Arizona IDs, Child IDs, vehicle title and registration work, license plates, temporary permits and many other motor vehicle services.

"I am humbled and surprised by receiving NACOG’s Employer of the Year Award for Yavapai County. Of course, it goes without saying that FooteWork is and has always been a team effort. I’d like to thank all the people at NACOG, and especially Dwayne Miller, for all the incredible assistance and the services that NACOG provides to support the growth of my business.

I’d like to especially mention our amazing FooteWork teams along with all of our fantastic customers, without them FooteWork would have never enjoyed the success we have now. Back in 1998 when FooteWork was created out of my home, I would take three titles at a time and stand in line at the MVD for my customers. At the time, I couldn’t have imagined what it has grown into today and I can’t help but feel very blessed and extremely grateful.

Ken Foote, Owner, FooteWork Auto License and Title Service receives NACOG’s Employer of the Year Award: “We have a great team at FooteWork and they all share in this recognition."

 

Also, the steadfast support of people such as Representatives Karen Fann and Noel Campbell, among other elected officials, has been terrific. Their support of Arizona’s Authorized Third Party Motor Vehicle Program has allowed private companies such as FooteWork to be successful in relieving the strain on the state motor vehicle field offices. All the while, saving the state money by expanding employees in the private sector,” says Ken Foote, Owner, FooteWork.com .

“NACOG has been pleased to partner with FooteWork over the last year to assist them with their business expansion plans. We began staffing their Prescott location on August 21, 2015 with expansion into the Verde Valley as well. FooteWork has hired and trained 15 Workforce Investment clients year-to-date. Individuals received quality, certificate-based training for positions in licensing and titling. Employees who showed initiative were promoted with pay increases and received additional credentials and training. FooteWork accomplished 99% completion of contracts with NACOG and have maintained a 98% employee retention rate. The combined investment from FooteWork and NACOG-WIOA was just under $90,000,” stated Teri Drew, Regional Director, NACOG.

Employer of the Year Award Criteria

Annually, the Yavapai County Workforce Development Board (WDB), together with the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, sponsors an Awards Ceremony. Nominations are presented by One Stop Program staff and selected by the WDB Executive Committee. The Executive Committee selects Annual Award winners based on:

  • Quality of the training provided
  • Rate of pay
  • Retention of employees 

"We are so proud of FooteWork receiving the Employer of the Year Award. Ken and his staff have built an amazing company which serves our communities, provides jobs and saves taxpayer monies. Congratulations Ken!" states Representative Karen Fann.

Ken Foote (left) and FooteWork’s General Manager Travis Baldridge at the Highlands Center for Natural History, where the NACOG Awards took place on August 9, 2016

 

On August 9, 2016, the awards were presented at the WDB Annual Meeting by Supervisor Davis acting as our Emcee. Supervisor Davis has committed his time and attention to the Awards Ceremony for more than 25 years. Awards included:

  • Employers of the Year
  • Adult of the Year
  • Youth of the Year
  • Veteran of the Year
  • Dislocated Worker of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year

 

More Info on NACOG

Teri Drew, Regional Director
Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Web: www.NACOG.org
Economic Workforce Division
221 N. Marina Street, Suite 201, Prescott, AZ 86301
P.O. Box 2451, Prescott, AZ 86302
(928) 778-1422

More Info on FooteWork

FooteWork Auto License and Title Service
Web: www.FooteWork.com