Lynchburg, VA - Dave Owen, the director of Lynchburg Public Works, has gotten a Meritorious Service Award for his leadership.
The award recognizes leaders for their impact on public works programs and services.
The Mid Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association awarded Owen this title.
Public Works employees say Owen has been instrumental in teaching the staff here and providing great customer service to the city.
Owen responded by saying he's humbled by the award.
He recently announced his retirement with the City after 34 years of service. That's effective July 1.