For Immediate Release
April 24, 2019
Contact: Zeth Lundy, Public Information Coordinator
Rindy Fogler and Chief Thomas Higgins Awarded for Their Work with the City of Bangor
BANGOR, MAINE – City of Bangor employees Rindy Fogler and Chief Thomas Higgins were recognized with awards this week for their outstanding and dedicated service to the Bangor community.
Fogler, Community Services Manager for Bangor Public Health & Community Services, received the Director of the Year award from the Maine Welfare Directors Association at a ceremony in Bangor. She has worked for the City of Bangor since 1996, and in her current role for nearly a decade.
Higgins, Chief of the Bangor Fire Department, received the Outstanding Emergency Manager of the Year award from the Maine County EMA Directors at an event in Augusta. A City employee for over 20 years, Higgins has served as Bangor Fire Chief for over four years. In October 2018, Higgins received the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association.
“Many of us at City Hall see first-hand the hard work that our department heads and employees put in on a daily basis,” said Cathy Conlow, City Manager for the City of Bangor. “It’s always reaffirming when other organizations offer recognition as well, especially when the work our employees do directly improves the lives of our citizens.”
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.
Rindy Fogler (right) receives the Director of the Year Award, with City Manager Cathy Conlow
Chief Thomas Higgins (center) receives the Outstanding Emergency Manager of the Year award, with Assistant City Manager Richard Cromwell (left)