Two county employees were recognized for their work in community corrections recently.
Community Corrections Director Megan Durlauf informed the Dubois County Council that supervisor Emily Meyer won the Residential/Work Release Staff Member of the Year Award and case manager Mitch Lampert won the Case Manager of the Year Award from the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties.
Meyer nominated Lampert for the award and Durlauf nominated Meyer for the award.
In nominating Lamper, Meyer noted his aptitude for working with the corrections participants. “Mitch is like a farmer. He plants the seeds, waters the crop and fertilizes the soil. He has patience and trusts the process,” the nomination letter read. “He has faith and a deep understanding that through his daily efforts the harvest will grow. Mitch’s participants and the corrections filed are all better off because he has chosen to devote his talents to our cause.”
In her nomination letter for Meyer, Durlauf noted her aptitude and enthusiasm for her job pointing out how she was continuously improving her skills to become a better leader in the department. She wrote, “First thing in the morning, you will find Emily stopping in the work release lock-down area to address any concerns her clients have. She sits in the dayroom with them and has a true conversation. She knows their kids’ names, their dogs’ names and because she takes the time to get to know her clients, she knows just the right thing to say to get those clients where they need to be in order to make long-lasting life changes.”