Ocean City Employee Honored after 50 Years on the Job

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Image courtesy Town of Ocean City

James Purnell has been on the job in Ocean City for 50 years! Purnell began working with the town in May of 1971 and has spent his entire career as an employee of the Public Works Department – he is currently the Town of Ocean City’s Solid Waste Supervisor.

“As a Society, we have transitioned from having a job that is a “lifetime career” to one that is more so “job hopping,” commented Public Works Director, Hal Adkins. “James (or Jimmy as I like to call him), is a fine example of a dedicated employee who has chosen to make working for the Town of Ocean City a life-long career. His dedication to the job is unequaled. He operates quietly behind the scenes as a Supervisor in our Solid Waste Department to assure our homeowners, business community, and visitors receive top-notched service. I take great pride in working alongside Jimmy and am honored to recognize him for this outstanding accomplishment.”

Purnell was honored last week.


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