Collierville’s Alfred Lewis wins TCAPWA Murphy Snoderly Award

The Tennessee Chapter American Public Works Association awarded one of Collierville’s public works employees with the 2019 Murphy Snoderly Award.
Alfred Lewis, a longtime sanitation worker with the Collierville Public Services Department, accepted the award at the 80th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Municipal League held at the Memphis Convention Center.
The award was presented by Collierville Public Works Operations Manager John Fox, who lauded Lewis for his more than 20 years of dedicated service to the community.
“As a sanitation worker employee, Mr. Lewis performs his duties on a daily basis regardless of the weather with a smile on his face, ready to help out his fellow employees and residents with anything they might need,” Fox said. “He has received numerous safety awards and has received frequent compliments from the residents he serves. He has rarely missed a day of work over the past 21 years and his superior performance and work ethic are an example for his fellow employees to follow.”
The award’s namesake, Murphy Snoderly, was an engineering and public works consultant for the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (UT-MTAS).
He believed that the “working people: who perform tasks like garbage pickup or pothole repair and without whom a city could not function properly should be recognized for all that they do. Only operations level employees – working people – are eligible for the Murphy Snoderly Award.