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04/15/2017

Josh Dennison, equipment operator, earns MDOT 'Roads Scholar' distinction

Jason Emery and Jim Green

Public Works Department equipment operator Josh Dennison stands with a plaque awarded for his 2017 "Roads Scholar" certification presented at at the spring meeting of the Maine Chapter of the American Public Works Association in Waterville April 6. (photo courtesy Robert Malley)

Joshua Dennison, an equipment operator with the Public Works Department, received "Roads Scholar" distinction at the spring meeting of the Maine Chapter of the American Public Works Association held in Waterville on April 6, 2017

The award is given to individuals who complete a series of required training courses put on by the Maine Local Roads Center (MLRC). The award was presented by Peter Coughlan, head of the MLRC, a division of the Maine Department of Transportation. The MLRC provides training opportunities throughout the year to local public works employees. "It's a great program which the town has participated in since it's inception in 1986," said Public Works Director Robert Malley.

Josh has more han nine years of service with the department. He performs multiple functions throughout the year, including hauling the transfer trailer, operating the loader/backhoe and plowing snow. He joins fellow employees James Green, Ken Young, Jr., Jason Emery, Todd Hubbard and Darren Brown, who have also achieved the same recognition.