At the Board of Selectmen's Meeting on Monday, August 14th, it recognized Robert "Bobby" Collins of the Department pf Public Works and Police Office Maryellen Smith for achieving 25 Years of Service to the Town of Westwood.
Robert “Bobby” Collins – Senior Foreman, DPW
Bob Collins has been a dedicated employee to Department of Public Works for the Town of Westwood over the past 25 years. Bob has worked his way through the ranks and currently serves as one of two Highway Department Foreman’s and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day assignments for the entire staff along with handling all signage related issues in Town. Bob also serves as a critical piece to snow and ice management team as he oversees several routes throughout an active snow storm. The DPW is extremely grateful for all Bob has brought to the Department and wants to congratulate him on this accomplishment.
Mary Ellen Smith – Police Officer
Officer Maryellen Smith comes from a family of Westwood Police Officers. Her father, William Smith, was a decorated Westwood Police officer. She was hired as one of the Westwood Police Department’s first civilian dispatchers in 1992. After topping the civil service test, she was hired as an officer in 1993. She has served the town on all shifts as a patrol officer, and has also filled other roles in rape investigation and crime scene photography for the department. She currently works the day shift in patrol and responds to the wide variety of calls for service which occur, which in Westwood can vary from noise and parking complaints to plane crashes.