At its 6 p.m. meeting tonight, the Middle Township Committee will honor William Candell as the February 2017 Employee of the Month. Candell began his career with Middle Township in 1995 and currently serves as the Animal Control Officer and Animal Cruelty Investigator.
“Bill’s knowledge, compassion and commitment to animal welfare are truly commendable,” said Mayor Michael Clark. “In addition to faithfully performing his day-to-day duties, Bill organizes the Township’s annual rabies clinics. He also serves on the Animal Advisory Board and always looks for ways to impart valuable information about safety, wellness and responsible pet ownership to the residents of our community.”
A resident of Green Creek, Candell is married with five children. He also has two dogs and a parrot, all of whom are rescues. In his spare time he likes to “chase history” with his wife and observe nature. Candell states that his favorite aspect of his position is reuniting animals with their owners.
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.