NEWS RELEASE: Street Superintendent Ross Holshouser is named NC Streets Manager of the Year
The City of Albemarle is pleased to announce that Street Superintendent Ross Holshouser has been selected as the 2017 NC Streets Manager of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA-NC). The APWA awards program "acknowledges the individual contributions in the public works field and recognizes award recipients for their vision, passion and delivery of service to their communities". This year's selection committee commended Ross Holshouser as being a "distinguished example of a dedicated and professional public servant." A candidate for this award must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in the management and/or maintenance of roadway systems and rights-of-way. Prior to accepting his position at the City of Albemarle, he worked in the private sector in road construction and utility installation. For the past 3+ years, he has served in his position as Street Superintendent.
As Street Superintendent, Mr. Holshouser supervises 16 employees who are responsible for the maintenance, repair and revitalization of over 240 lane miles of streets, sidewalks and curd and gutter, street sign installation and maintenance, storm drainage, right-of-way mowing, snow and ice removal, residential garbage, trash and recycling collection, and the coordination of community events. Regardless of the size of the project, Ross Hoshouser brings tremendous energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and the unique ability to inspire, organize and lead his staff, or as he would prefer to call them, his co-workers. He sets expectations and goals, but empowers his co-workers to make decisions on how to accomplish these goals.
Albemarle is his hometown and Ross' passion for the City is evident in the pride he displays and in the peformance of his work. Providing responsive customer service is very important to him and he is always willing to assist others. He continually seeks ways to contribute where he can, whether it is during his regular work hours, or after hours on an emergency call. Additionally, Ross devotes his personal time to community efforts. His family has adopted a street in his neighborhood and picks up litter every few months. He regularly attends meetings of the ADDC Design Committee to be an active participant in making Albemarle a beautiful place to live.
The APWA-NC Chapter will endorse and submit Ross' nomination for the national award which will be selected and presented at the 2018 PWX event to be held in Kansas City.
For immediate release.