District I MDOT employees recognized for their service

December 11th, 2021     Featured News Occupations


TUPELO, MISS. – During a recent awards ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recognized employees in District 1, which covers 16 northeastern Mississippi counties, for their years of continuous service to the agency in various roles including maintenance, administration and construction, among others. MDOT Executive Director Brad White, MDOT Chief Engineer Brian Ratliff and the Mississippi Transportation Commission would like to thank these employees for their hard work and dedication to MDOT and the people of Mississippi.

“We always appreciate the continued service of the men and women who make up MDOT,” said Northern District Commissioner John Caldwell. “These milestones of 5 to 35 years are special times where we can show our gratitude for their hard work over the years.”

Service years by county

Alcorn County: Hartis Hinds (30 years), Michael McKnight (5 years), Scotty Roach (5 years), Taylor Trimble (5 years)

Chickasaw County:  William Blansett (10 years), Margret Shaffer (20 years),  Danny Williams (20 years)

Choctaw County: Ricky Curtis (20 years)

Itawamba County: Steven Jenkins (25 years), Christopher Franks (25 years), Timothy Sheffield (15 years), Matthew Rock (15 years), Joshua Davis (15 years), Jamie Franks (10 years), Ricky Thompson (5 years), Matthew King (5 years), Roger Johnson (5 years), Stanton Digby (5 years)

Lee County: Charles Davis (35 years), Deanne Evans (25 years), Casey Thornton (20 years), Christopher Franks (20 years), Joseph Thornton (15 years), Joe Starling (15 years), Roger Morgan (15 years), William Thorn (10 years), David Smith (10 years), Dakota Waldon (5 years), John Vaughn (5 years)

Monroe County: Gerald Pounders, Jr. (15 years) Kelly Elam (10 years), Stanley Reither (5 years), Jacob Huppert (5 years).

Oktibbeha County: Leigh Ann Wells (25 years)

Pontotoc County: Steven Tackitt (10 years), Neal Criswell (5 years)

Prentiss County: Jason Frederick (30 years), Russell Lambert (15 years), Richard Houston (15 years), Robert Edlin (15 years), Ronald Donahue (15 years), Michael Cleveland (10 years), Gerald Stevens (5 years), Jeffery Moss (5 years), Jerry Lindley (5 years), Rodney Eliff (5 years)

Tippah County: Robert Benson (35 years), Mark Johnson (20 years)

Union County: James Garrett (25 years), Randy Beckworth (25 years), Joshua Bowen (20 years), Sherry Russell (15 years), Tyron Foote (10 years), Erik Elder (10 years)

Webster County: Harvey Dunn (25 years), Christopher Mitchell (20 years)

Winston County: Petro Shields (20 years)


MDOT District I Service Award photos 2021


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