Nan Mann Named City of Charlotte Employee of the Year

Published on June 02, 2023

Nan Mann named employee of the year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 2, 2023) – Nan Mann has been named the City of Charlotte Employee of the Year Award winner for her efforts related to the city’s Wellness Works program. City Manager Marcus D. Jones and Nikki Pounds with HR Unequivocally® made the announcement at an employee awards ceremony. 

The Employee of the Year Award is a longstanding tradition in its 60th year recognizing a City of Charlotte employee whose ideas, efforts suggestions and courtesy in job performance deserve special recognition. The award also comes with a cash prize which was sponsored this year by HR Unequivocally®. Employees are nominated by their peers and an outside panel judges the nominations.

“Nan’s work impacts all employees and goes beyond traditional wellness topics. This isn’t a job for Nan, this is a passion,” said Christina Fath, benefits division manager. “She is the wellness administrator extraordinaire - committed to improving the health of employees and their families. Her innovation is leading the way in our community and helping our employees thrive.”

Mann works in Human Resources, managing the city’s award-winning Wellness Works program. She works tirelessly to create, innovate and make Wellness Works a program that changes lives for the better. Here are just a few examples of her impact:

  • Integrated a food insecurity component into the city’s annual health screenings as a discreet way for employees to disclose food insecurity challenges they may have and immediately get connected to resources to help them source food.
  • Repackaged the mental health resources into various guides – one for supervisors, one for employees, one for police and fire employees, tailoring each guide to the needs of that population so those employees can have the resources at their fingertips when they are in need.
  • Came up an idea to create funny greeting cards to capture the attention of employees and their families on various topics like emotional health. Each included an insert of a resource guide to keep on hand.
  • Created a rainy-day program for the city’s most vulnerable, lowest paid employees. This program connects participants to certified credit counseling, provides financial literacy education, helps them open a bank account and start to build a rainy-day fund for emergencies, and provides access to non-predatory loans. 

The city’s Wellness Program was voted Healthiest Employer in the Charlotte Region for two consecutive years. In addition, the city’s program has been listed as one of the 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America.