Below is information provided by the Wilmington Department of Public Works:
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington DPW Garage Foreman Ken Roberts retires this Friday, January 28, 2022 after 37 years working for the Town of Wilmington.
Ken runs the DPW’s repair garage and was responsible for over 150 pieces of equipment, including all the town’s police vehicles, fire vehicles, DPW trucks and heavy equipment, and school mini vans.
By nature, Mr. Roberts is a Jack of All Trades, a talented welder, fabricator, body work specialist, and diagnostic diesel mechanic. He has trained many employees and was an unsung DPW First Responder as the fleet was always running during the heaviest and harshest of storm events.
Ken, a new grandfather, will be retiring to enjoy the fruits of his labor, including his hunting and fishing passions and will be looking forward to spending time with his wife Karen and grown children Heather and Justin.
“Ken’s leadership skills were highly revered here and he was always one of the first team members to offer insight and assistance to any issue that challenged our department, whether it was under his jurisdiction or not,” said DPW Operations Manager Jamie Magaldi. “Ken will be truly missed, but we wish him the best because he’s definitely earned his right to walk into the sunset and enjoy his investments”.
The Town of Wilmington thanks Ken Roberts for his dedication and impeccable care and professionalism he has given to his job every day since he was hired. He was an absolute integral part of the success of the Department over the last 37 years.
Ken Roberts receiving the Baldwin Apple from Town Manager Jeff Hull.
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