WESTBOROUGH – Earl Storey loves his town, and he wants to keep it beautiful.
The longtime employee for the Department of Public Works and the Recreation Department was honored as the “Employee of the Year” for 2022 during the Select Board meeting on Jan. 24.
“It’s a well-deserved recognition,” said Chair Ian Johnson.
Storey was selected from those who received the monthly Employee Excellence awards for 2022. He received the honor in January.
Born and raised in town, Storey has worked for the DPW for many years, and he also serves as chair of the Recreation Commission.
“Earl is the guy who knows everything,” according to the citation. “He can often be seen on his mower at the Lake Chauncy soccer fields, working tirelessly and diligently over the years to turn that land into a beautiful space for passive and active recreation.
“Another gem in our community that Earl is behind is the Westborough Golf Club, where he has put in countless hours to improve the buildings and grounds for the benefit of the community.”
At the Select Board’s meeting, Storey received a citation from the board, as well as a gift card.
“I love the town,” he said. “I get great support from the DPW.”
Storey thanked Recreation Department Director Jenn Kirkland, who he said always “got my back.”
Jennifer Miller was introduced to the board as the town’s new conservation director.
The board also said goodbye to retiring Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, whose last day was Jan. 27. Mickel will continue to serve the town as a member of the Master Plan Implementation Committee.