Public Works Announces 2022 Commissioner Award Winners

Winner with their awards

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, communities use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

The 2022 "Ready & Resilient" theme highlights the ability of these professionals to perform regular public works duties and be ready at a moment's notice to react as first responders during natural disasters and overcome trials seen in the field.

Public works superheroes help keep communities strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, parks and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid waste, and right-of-way management. They are what make our communities great places to live and work. So join us in celebrating these superheroes!

This year, the Cambridge Department of Public Works recognized 8 employees who demonstrated exemplary work performance with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony and cookout on Wednesday, May 18, at Public Works.

Congratulations to:

Glenn Betts

Laborer, Cambridge Cemetery

Byron Browne

Highway Maintenance Craftsworker/ MEOIIA, Street and Sewer Division

Arnold Figueroa

MEOII/ Driver, Trash

Robert Linke

Operations Manager, Planning and Administration

Debra Morris

Operations Assistant, Planning and Administration

Desi Powell Sr.

Facilities Manager, Buildings

Severo Rodriguez

Public Works Supervisor, Solid Waste

Anthony Stepanik

Working Supervisor, Off Hours


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