The Northwest District wrapped up fall meetings last week. In total, meetings were held at six locations around the district: Chillicothe, St. Joseph RE office and maintenance facility, Bethany, Trenton, Maryville and the District Office.
District Engineer Don Wichern talked about the direction of the department, Assistant District Engineer Tony McGaughy went over the budget, Senior Human Resources Specialist Angela Downey updated employees on benefits, and Maintenance and Traffic Engineer Marty Liles discussed winter operations and the opportunities for employees to apply to the Maintenance Leadership Academy. Area Engineer Tonya Lohman and Construction Project Office Assistant Tammy Meneely coordinated the district's Charitable Campaign drive.
In addition, several outside presenters were invited to the meetings, Senior Environmental Specialist Ray Wood talked to the groups about the harmful chemicals in the products we all use every day in our jobs and how to dispose of them properly, the Missouri Department of Conservation spoke on the changes to regulations for the upcoming deer season, MPERS Senior Benefit Specialist Mariel Hale presented on retirement benefits and representatives from the two credit unions that were formerly associated with Districts One and Two were invited.