At its 6 p.m. meeting tonight, the Middle Township Committee will honor Merrill Fowle as the November 2016 Employee of the Month. Fowle began his career with Middle Township’s Public Works in 1998 as part of the Road Department. In 2003 he transferred to Motor Pool, where he currently serves as a Mechanic.
Fowle is specifically being recognized for his extra efforts while his supervisor was recently out on leave. “Merrill is one guy who never blinks an eye when I ask him to do something,” said Walt Belles, Motor Pool’s Senior Mechanic. “Merrill went above and beyond his duties to fill my shoes and did a great job. I am very proud of him.”
A resident of Green Creek, Fowle has been married for 17 years and has one daughter. In his spare time he likes to ride motorcycles, scrap, take apart vacuum cleaners and watch NASCAR. He also volunteers for the Green Creek Fire Company. Gifted with a great sense of humor, Fowle jokes that his favorite part of his job is “3:30,” which is when Public Works employees are finished work for the day.
The Middle Township Employee of the Month program was initiated by the Township Committee to honor employees who exemplify the Township’s commitment to better delivery of services and going the extra mile for residents. The program culminates with the Darius Graham Employee of the Year honor that is named after one of the Township’s most beloved employees in its history.
Nominations for the Employee of the Month Program are available inside Middle Township hall at three locations: Human Resources and Training Department, Administration Department, and on the bulletin board. Residents from the Township who have had a very positive interaction with any Middle Township employee may pick up the one-page nomination form and fill it out in the employee’s behalf. Each month a Township employee will be selected; the winning nominee will receive a certificate at a future Township Committee meeting along with a photograph posted on the bulletin board.