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Amy Howell, Winner of the 2016 A. David Werner Award for Outstanding Service

            

Amy Howell Receives A. David Werner Award for Outstanding Service

Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) is pleased to announce that Amy Howell received the 2016 A. David Werner Award for Outstanding Service on April 6, 2017 at the monthly MITS Board of Directors meeting. Howell is the Assistant Director of Finance and has been with MITS for 20 years, and this is her first year to receive the award. On how it feels to be recognized for her work and achievements, Howell said, “I was proud. I was really honored to win, just because of who [David Werner] was. To even think that I would compare to that type of person made me feel proud.” Howell said that each day she comes in she just tries “to do my job. So it’s nice to know that I help people, more than I realized.”

According to the MITS Employee Guidebook, the award is given annually to an employee who “has gone above and beyond their regular performance of duty; consistently and positively impacted the MITS services; and through their involvement, creativity, dedication, attitude, leadership, vocalization and knowledge truly represented the spirit and intent of MITS to provide outstanding public transportation service to the Muncie community.” All recipients are MITS employees who have been nominated by their fellow co-workers or, in some cases, MITS riders.

The award was established in 2000 in honor of A. David Werner who was a member of the Board of Directors for the Muncie Public Transportation Corporation from July 1, 1985 to May 31, 2000. Mr. Werner “consistently demonstrated advocacy and commitment to providing the local community with quality public transportation service.” Howell worked at MITS for four years while David Werner was on the board and said that he was a “neat person” and a “great, great man.”

 Congratulations to you, Amy!

2015 and 2016 Employees of the Year and Better Service Team Members