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Mechanic Bill Murphy named city employee of the year

The city of Rosemount announced that mechanic Bill Murphy has been named the City of Rosemount’s 2013 Employee of the Year for his service to the organization and the community it serves.

“Bill is very deserving of this year’s Employee of the Year Award,” said Public Works Director/City Engineer Andy Brotzler.  “Working behind the scenes, Bill’s talents and effort are displayed to the public by keeping our plows on the road, our mowers in the parks, and our squad cars on patrol.  His internal customer service is appreciated by all who work with him.”

According to a news release from the city, Murphy was one of four city employees nominated for the recognition by colleagues.  His selection for the top honor was made by the city’s management team, led by city administrator Dwight Johnson.

The news release goes on to state that, in the past year, Murphy worked to enable city crews to use brine solutions to melt ice on city streets more effectively.  He also worked with supervisors to set the specifications for new equipment to make it more economical.  Murphy has also taken on other major projects to rebuild equipment that would otherwise be repaired outside the department.  His work has saved repair expenses and put equipment back into service more quickly.

Murphy started at Rosemount Public Works in August 2002.   

Murphy is the 11th recipient of the annual award, created by the city to honor employees who provide excellent customer service, achieve savings and efficiency in government, and serve as models of safe work habits.  Names of employees of the year are engraved on a plaque displayed in the upper lobby of Rosemount City Hall.