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Posted Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Morris County Board of Freeholders, on behalf of all county residents, this week honored Charmayne Bowie with a county resolution of congratulations and thanks for 40-years of dedicated service to Morris County in the Department of Public Works and Engineering.

(l/r) County Engineer Chris Vitz, Freeholder Doug Cabana, Charmayne Bowie, and Freeholders John Krickus and Deborah Smith

(l/r) County Engineer Chris Vitz, Freeholder Doug Cabana, Charmayne Bowie, and Freeholders John Krickus and Deborah Smith

Charmayne, who lives in Parsippany, started working for Morris County on Feb. 25, 1980 and will retire at the end of this month. She worked her way up from an entry level position to become the Morris County Supervisor of Road Inspection, and she has been executive assistant to four different Directors of Public Works during her career.

She was feted on Wednesday at the Board of Freeholders meeting in Morristown, where she was joined by current Department of Public Works Director Chris Vitz and many of her colleagues.

Said Freeholder Director Deborah Smith: “It is people like Charmayne Bowie who, through their hard work and professionalism, make Morris County government run so well, and make this the Number One county in New Jersey to live, work and raise a family. Thank you, Charmayne, for all you have done!

Charmayne Bowie jokes with Freeholder Doug Cabana, as other officials look on

Charmayne Bowie jokes with Freeholder Doug Cabana, as other officials look on

The Resolution:

Whereas,  Charmayne Bowie is being honored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders today, February 26, 2020 on the occasion of her March 1, 2020 retirement after
40 years of outstanding service and leadership to Morris County; and

Whereas, she started February 25, 1980, and worked from an entry level position up to becoming the Morris County Supervisor of Road Inspection; and

Whereas, she has been the Executive Assistant to four different Directors of Public Works, helping with the initial hiring and managing the daily operations of staff in the division and keeping the different directors in line; and

Whereas, Charmayne is a serious manager who has long cared about the reputation of the county, always putting the Morris County first when managing road opening permits and keeping a keen eye on the contractors and utility companies that open our county roadways; and

Whereas, Charmayne has always been available to help with road opening inspections, necessary with emergency repairs at night and on weekends, either inspecting the site herself or calling on one of our Road Inspectors to get out to the site; and

Whereas, our friend Charmayne also loves to talk about the royal family, eventually hoping to catch the eye of one of England’s princes but instead settling for calls from Freeholder Cabana; additionally, staff has also learned to never get in the way of Charmayne and her bagels; and

 Whereas, outside of the office, Charmayne has been a dedicated daughter, sister and aunt caring for her father, mother and extended family for many years; and on the job, she has shown an unwavering dedication to always improving her skills, and she is truly deserving of recognition.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Morris County, New Jersey, congratulates Charmayne Bowie for her accomplishments during a distinguished career with Morris County and extending her best wishes for many happy years of retirement. Congratulations and Thank You!