UMass Dartmouth alumna Edith DeMello 90 receives DEP Outstanding Performance Award

Edith DeMello, a 1990 social sciences and humanities graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, received The Department of Environmental Protection's 2001 Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance Award. DeMello is the recycling solid waste planner with the DEP Solid Waste Section in Lakeville.

Edith DeMello, a 1990 social sciences and humanities graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, received The Department of Environmental Protection’s 2001 Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance Award. DeMello is the recycling solid waste planner with the DEP Solid Waste Section in Lakeville. Previously, she served as the executive director for Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District. 
 
DEP Commissioner Lauren Liss described DeMello as someone whose contribution to our agency is truly outstanding, and said, her dedication and service to DEP has earned the distinction of being one of six recipients of this Performance Recognition Award.
 
The Outstanding Performance Recognition Award winners are chosen from 62 nominees who have shown exceptional managerial, organizational and communications accomplishments, attained cost savings in agency operations, attained high priority objectives, or achieved significant improvements in productivity.
 
The Dartmouth resident was also nominated for the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, the highest honor that the Commonwealth can bestow upon an executive department employee. The Carballo Award is a tribute to former Secretary of the Executive Office of Human Resources Manuel Carballo, who believed that one person could make a difference.

 


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