Smaller text size Reset text size Larger text size
skip navigation
Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit
Operations > Highway Maintenance > Public Works Employee Memorial

Rendering for what the Memorial to Public WorkersWelcome to the Web Site for the Memorial to Public Workers Who Have Died In The Course of Performing Public Duties.

At Left: Artist rendering of the proposed Memorial.

For more information contact Dave Rodrigue 603-271-1484.



Plans for a Public Works Employee Memorial

Please donate to our GO FUND ME Campaign! Our GO FUND ME Goal is $40,000!

In addition to our Go Fund Me Campaign, at any time a tax deductible donation may be sent to: The Public Works Memorial Fund, c/o Dave Rodrique, 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 Dave Rodrigue about your donation, feel free to contact him at 271-1484. The Memorial to Public Workers Committee general information line located out of the NHDOT Highway Maintenance Office in Concord, New Hampshire at 603-271-2693.

Monetary Donations to Date:

Platinum Level - $5,000 or more - NH Public Works Standards & Training Council, Continental Paving, Pike Industries/R&D Paving, Chadwick Baross of Concord, City of Manchester, NH Road Agents Association, NH Public Works Association, The New Hampshire State Employees Association

Gold Level - $2,000 up to $4,999 - AFSCME Local 298, Lake Sunapee Bank, NH DOT Raffles

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, Steven Merrill in Honor of Steve Rivers, Bemis Utility Location Services LLC, SEA Chapter 3 NHDOT

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, Thomas Libbey IV Contracting Inc, the New Hampshire State Employees Association Retirement Chapter 1, WPS USA Administration, NHDOT Bureau of Turnpikes, The Children of Carl Richardson,

Granite Level – Up to $399 - Bristol Plant Petty Cash, Custom Ink, Christina Helm, Winni Construction, 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, NH Public Works and Municipal Engineers Association, NH DOT Memorial Golf Tournament, NH Public Works Association Technical Group, Dan Brennan, Jim &, David Ford, Kevin Sheppard, Raymond Buckley, Joseph Cicirelli, Doug Graham, Gary Clifford, David Pierce, Laura Guimont, Victoria Sheehan, John Corrigan, Dennis Brennan, Michael McCarthy, Anne Hartshorn

In Kind Donations Received as of August 2018:

The following In-Kind Donations have been donated:

  • Gravel Donation - PIKE INDUSTRIES
  • Paving Donation - R & D PAVING INC.
  • Heavy Equipment Donation - CHADWICK-BAROSS OF CONCORD
  • Granite Stone for Benches In Reflection Area - CITY OF MANCHESTER
  • Dig Safe Services - BEMIS UTILITY LOCATION SERVICES LLC - New London/Hillsboro Area
  • Bob Cat Donation - JOHN'S WRECKER SERVICE - Concord/Londonderry Area
  • Heavy Equipment Donations and Labor - City of Nashua
  • 24 Shovels - BB Chain / Chappell Tractor Sales of Milford
  • Backhoe Excavator - ProQuip Equipment Rental & Sales of Chichester
  • Coating 24 Shovels - Tri-City Line-X of Dover

The following In-Kind Donations 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.

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 Dave Rodrigue at (603) 271-1484 e-mail:

Demolition and Site Preparation (Labor) Pavement & Pathways
  • Pruning and Fertilization $750
  • Storm Drainage $2,500
  • Concrete Pavement - 8 cubic yards
  • Bituminous Concrete - 26 tons
  • Red Brick (For Pathways) - 2,600 feet
Landscaping Materials Site Furnishings
  • Trees - 14 each
  • Shrubs - 62 each
  • Perennials - 1,500 each
  • Flag Poles (12') & Flags - 2 each
  • Grass Seed - 800 square yards
  • Electrical Service - $18,000

Those interested in donating In-Kind services and/or materials should call or write Chairperson Dave Rodrigue at (603) 271-1484 or e-mail:

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.

Memorial History

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 Dave Rodrigue at (603) 271-1484.

Member LogosMembers 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 - Daniel Brennan, NH DOT Highway Maintainerr
  • A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Public Works Association - Jim Major- 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 Her Designee - Dave Rodrique- State of New Hampshire Director of Operations.

Non-Voting Members and Visitors to the Committee:

  • Kevin Sheppard, Public Works Director, City of Concord
  • Chris Sullivan, Public Works, City of Concord
  • Brian Mitchell, Director, NH Coalition for Occupation Safety & Heath
  • Gus Lerandeau, All States Asphalt, State Representative
  • Rick Riendeau, Director of Public Works Town of Milford
  • Chris Bonoli, Administrative Assistant, NH DOT Highway Maintenance
  • Dan Garrity, Retired Manchester Public Works
  • Peter Goodwin, Ted Berry Company, Client Services Manager

Links to Other Similar Memorials to Public Servants

Construction Plans


New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

copyright 2015. State of New Hampshire