Employees of the Year 2021: Toni Wolfenden, Health Department Assistant, and John Wood, Lead Communications Officer

A message from Town Manager, Melissa Murphy-Rodrigues

It is my honor to announce the Town of North Andover Employees of the Year for 2021, Toni Wolfenden, the Health Department Assistant, and John Wood, Lead Communications Officer. 

The North Andover Employee of the Year program was instituted in 2020 to recognize annually one employee for being a team player, exhibiting exceptional customer service, going above and beyond expectations in their work, conduct and dedication, and who embodies the true meaning of being a public servant.  Nominations are submitted by town employees, and the Town Manager selects the winner based on those nominations.

“We received so many worthy nominations this year,” said Melissa Rodrigues, Town Manager.  “It was a truly difficult decision, and I just could not settle on only one.  This year we had two employees who truly were deserving.”

The Town of North Andover congratulates Toni and John on this honor and thanks them for their dedication to our community.  

Below is some quotes from the nominations:

“John does so much for the Police Department and asks for nothing in return.”

“There is not a person at the Police Department that doesn’t ask John Wood for something everyday.”

“Toni has always been a cheerful, smiling bright light at the entrance of Town Hall.”

“I nominate Toni for employee of the year for her relentless good cheer, inspiration to all of us and commitment to North Andover.”

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