CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Pat Cornwell, police records clerk, was named Middle Township’s September 2016 Employee of the Month at the Monday, Sept. 20 committee meeting in Town Hall.

“Pat is a wonderful presence in the Police Records Department,” said Mayor Michael Clark. “Her kindness and professionalism always shine through, not only in her interactions with the public, but also in the courtesy she extends to her co-workers. She is always smiling. We are very pleased that she is part of the Middle Township team.”

Clark said Cornwell went above and beyond her duties when she reorganized paper police records dating to 1959. “She was relabeling and reorganizing, and we want to recognize Pat for all of her hard work.”

A resident of Erma, Cornwell has been married for 39 years. She has three children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, playing piano, and photography. Laughing with her co-workers throughout the day is her favorite part of her job, Cornwell said.

“Pat is a dedicated and valued employee who always comes to work with a smile and provides excellent customer service,” said Police Chief Christopher Leusner. “She’s a valued employee.”

The Middle Township Employee of the Month program was initiated by the Township Committee to honor employees who exemplify the township's commitment to better delivery of services and going the extra mile for residents. The program culminates with the Darius Graham Employee of the Year honor that is named after one of the township's most beloved employees in its history.

Nominations for the Employee of the Month Program are available inside Middle Township hall at three locations: Human Resources and Training Department, Administration Department, and on the bulletin board. Residents from the Township who have had a very positive interaction with any Middle Township employee may pick up the one-page nomination form and fill it out in the employee's behalf. Each month a Township employee will be selected; the winning nominee will receive a certificate at a future Township Committee meeting along with a photograph posted on the bulletin board.