Delaware County Employee of the Month
May 2007

David Osterhout started working for Delaware County’s Department of Public Works on a Temporary basis in May, 1996, and became a permanent Motor Equipment Operator in March, 1997. He was promoted to Heavy Equipment Operator in April of 2002 and promoted to Auto Mechanic in September, 2003.

David enjoys the people he works with as well as the variety and the challenge of the work.

David was nominated as Employee of the Month for two reasons: The first is his work performance at DPW. David is a very hard working, conscientious and dedicated mechanic. He works hard to improve his skills and knowledge of the equipment. He is willing to listen to anyone more experienced and takes constructive criticism. He has a lot of pride in his work and does a lot of reading of manuals to make sure that his work is good quality and complete. He is always willing to tackle new challenges such as automated salt spreaders and computer diagnostics for the new computer controls in the trucks and equipment.

The second, and more important, reason for his nomination is his service to this country and our way of life. David has earned the rank of Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves, 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineering squadron. David has a wife, Christine, and two young sons, Eric and Travis, at home but served unselfishly in the war in Iraq from September 2006 to January 2007.

David enjoys animals, camping and hiking.

Congratulations, David, and thank you.