Welcome to the Web Site for the Memorial to Public Workers Who Have Died In The Course of Performing Public Duties.
70 Motorcycles for the "Motorcycle Ride-In" Fundraiser on Saturday, June 28, 2014!
The weather was picture perfect for the Statewide Motorcycle Ride-In, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Thanks to the district wide coordinators they were able to bring in 70 motorcycles with approximately 85 riders.. Those coordinators were NHDOT state employees Adam White District 1, Matt Jordan and Kevin Carley District 2, Andrew Dame District 3, Richard Trempe District 5, George Beaudette District 5, and Gary Dossett District 6. Motorcycles arrived between 11:30 and noon as planned and all enjoyed a meal and a relaxing time with music, good conversation and exhibits. The New Hampshire Public Works Association served burgers and hot dogs, provided drinks and Chris Bonoli & the Blues Monsters provided entertainment. Carl Quiram the Chairperson of the Committee and NHDOT Commissioner Clement both spoke briefly. We were fortunate to have family members from 4 families present representing a loved one whose name will be on the Memorial: Mark Richardson (for his father Carl Richardson 1973, NHDOT Highway Maintenance District 3), Tina Walbridge (cousin to Robbie Gonyer 2004, NHDOT Highway Maintenance District 1), Brenda and Don Haynes and many other family members (for their son Ryan Haynes 2005 New London Public Works), Ronald and Tina Demers (for Ron's father Rudolph Demers 1971, Dover Public Works). Carl Quiram, Committee Chairperson took a moment and spoke to acknowledge their presence, honor their loved ones who had died and ask everyone to join together for a moment of reverence. Carl was pleased to announce that the event raised $1,670 and he's the first to note that there is no dollar amount that can be placed on the value the event provided to those of us who took a Saturday afternoon out of our lives to honor and remember those who have died serving their communities.
Plans for a Public Works Employee Memorial
Legislation Establishing the Committee On June 15, 2009 Governor Lynch signed into law RSA 4:9 establishing a committee to oversee the design, construction and maintenance of a memorial to public works employees who have died in the course of performing public works duties on behalf of a municipality, a county or the state. This bipartisan legislation was sponsored by Republicans and Democrats alike and took effect on August 14. Read a copy of the Legislation. The committee will remain in existence upon the completion of the memorial for the purpose of overseeing maintenance and approving any changes to the memorial such as the addition of names or site changes.
A Summary of the Committee Work to Date Since August of 2009 the 13 member Committee selected a site located on the grounds of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Building at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord. From September 2010 to December of 2010 high school seniors and college students were invited to submit designs with the intent of selecting a design and constructing a memorial by the Spring of 2011. On December 7, 2011 designs were reviewed by the committee and students gave presentations. The design of Kelsie Lee was selected in early 2011 and Landscape Architect Cheri Ruane has prepared 6 detailed drawings. If you have questions contact Chairperson Richard Lee at (603) 526-6337 e-mail: [email protected]t.
How Many Donations Are Needed?
Approximately $300,000 worth of donations are needed in either In-Kind or Monetary form. The committee estimates that about $54,000 in Monetary donations will be needed prior to beginning construction and the balance may be In-Kind donations. Monetary Donations Received to Date - $19,921.95. The estimated In-Kind Donations received to date are approximately $15,000.
Donations, Fund Raising and How May I Donate?
The committee launched a formal fundraising campaign in mid June. Donations may be Monetary (a check or money order) or In-Kind: In-Kind meaning services or materials. For a quick overview click and print out our Fundraising Letter below, and either the In-Kind or Monetary donation form if you'd like to send a donation. At any time a tax deductible donation may be sent to: The Public Works Memorial Fund, c/o William P. Janelle, Commissioner's Office, NH Department of Transportation, PO Box 483, Concord NH 03302-0483. If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone, feel free to contact the Memorial to Public Workers Committee general information line located out of the NHDOT Highway Maintenance Office in Concord, New Hampshire at 603-271-2694.
Monetary Donations to Date:
Platinum level - $5,000 or more - NH Public Works Standards & Training Council
Gold Level - $2,000 up to $4,999 - AFSCME Local 298
Silver Level - $1000 up to $1,999 - City of Manchester Public Works Employees, NE Chapter of the American Public Works Association, Round for Ryan Golf Tournament, Vanasse Hagen Brustlin, Inc
Bronze Level - $400 up to $999 - NH Hydraulics, NH Road Agents Association, NH Water Pollution Control Association, Quantum Construction Consultants, Continental Paving, Town of Exeter Public Works
Granite Level – Up to $399 - Bristol Plant Petty Cash, Custom Ink, Fischer Plowing, GeoInsight, Inc., HL Turner Group, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Old Mill Properties LLC, Percy & Bloom, Robert Strout, Skips Gun & Sport Shop, Town of Loudon, Town of Sutton Public Works Employees, Woods CRW Corp of NH, NHDOT Bureau of Turnpikes 50/50 Raffle
In Kind Donations Received as of November 1, 2012:
The following In-Kind Donations needed to construct the Memorial have been pledged:
- Partial Donation of Heavy Equipment - 1 day - Northland JCB ($5,000 is needed)
- Paving and Earth Work - Glen Hansen
- Water Service or Irrigation System Installation $5,000 - Henniker Directional Drilling
- Blue Stone Chip and Seal - All States Asphalt, Inc.
- Tree Removal - Unnamed
- Granite Stone for Names of Donors to be Engraved - City of Concord
In-Kind Donations Still Needed of Materials and Services
Can you or your business donate? Below is a complete list of all In-Kind Donations needed, listed by category. Those interested in donating In-Kind services and/or materials should call or write Chairperson Richard Lee at (603) 526-6337 e-mail: [email protected]t.
|Demolition and Site Preparation (Labor)||Pavement & Pathways|
|Landscaping Materials||Site Furnishings|
Those interested in donating In-Kind services and/or materials should call or write Chairperson Richard Lee at (603) 526-6337 e-mail: [email protected]t.
Names for the Memorial
If you know of a loved one or friend who was a public works employee that died in the course of performing public duties, and you would like to submit their name for consideration to the committee for the memorial, please complete an application and forward it to the committee for review. Read a copy of the Application to Request a Deceased Public Works Employee be Added to the Memorial.
Members of the Committee and the Public Works Organizations They Represent
Voting Members as Designated by Legislation:
- A Classified State Employee of the Department of Transportation – Appointed by the SEA - Robert Glover, NH DOT Maintenance Supervisor
- A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Public Works Association - Richard Lee- Town of New London Public Works Director
- A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Road Agents Association - Brian Barden - Town of Dublin Road Agent
- A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association - Bruce Tatro, Local Government Center
- A Family Member of a Public Works Employee Who Died in the Course of Performing Public Works Duties on Behalf of the State Appointed by the Governor – Jim Rivers - State of New Hampshire Legislative Assistant
- The Commissioner of Transportation or His Designee - William Janelle - State of New Hampshire Director of Operations. Non-Voting Members: Philip Bilodeau - Deputy Director of General Services, City of Concord
- Gerald Curran - Member, New Hampshire Water Pollution and Control Association
- Dave Danielson - Consultant, Forecee Advocacy LLC
- Peter Goodwin - Vice President/Senior Client Manager, Woodard & Curran, and Board of Directors, New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Association
- Chris Bonoli-Stohlberg - NHDOT Highway Maintenance, Committee Secretary.
Links to Other Similar Memorials to Public Servants
- Michigan Public Workers Memorial
- Michigan Fallen Trooper Memorial
- Photos of Memorials
- Visit the Memorial to Public Workers Facebook Page