Melvin Jackson, an employee at The Jefferson Hotel's T.J.'s Restaurant in Richmond, was honored with an "Excellence of Service" award by the Governor's Commission on Hospitality & Tourism at a ceremony held in March in downtown Richmond.
Melvin was placed approximately 7 years ago at T.J.'s Restaurant by the Greater Richmond ARC's Civitan Vocational Services (CVS) program.
Patrick Evans, Supervisor of T.J.'s Restaurant praised Melvin, "I can always count on Melvin! He always arrives early for his shifts, works well independently, and has a positive and pleasant attitude. The great thing about him is that he'll pick up someone else's shift without notice if someone doesn't come in"