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Nathan Majerczyk receives top MDOT employee award

LANSING, Mich. - Traverse City-area resident Nathan Majerczyk is among four recipients of the 2022 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director's Award, the department's highest employee honor for outstanding service. MDOT established the annual award more than 30 years ago to recognize those who exhibit leadership and exemplary public service.

"As a key region resource, Nate has earned a reputation for expertise, reliability, and determination," said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. "Director's Award recipients like Nate help make MDOT the dynamic and responsive organization that it is, and we are all grateful for his service."

Majerczyk, honored in the transportation technician category, played a vital role during the 2021 construction season. Due to turnover, the Traverse City Transportation Service Center (TSC) was operating with a largely inexperienced staff during the rollout of the season’s projects. Nathan took on a larger role outside his normal duties in areas that would regularly be handled by others - ensuring projects were staffed, managing consultant contracts, coordinating production meetings, and bringing new staff up to speed with necessary procedures - all while continuing his office technician responsibilities. His extra contributions allowed the Traverse City TSC to deliver its largest program ever in a timely and efficient way. 

The Director's Award program represents the various work categories within the department. While MDOT employees nominate their peers, committees comprised of workers from each category make the final recommendations to the department.

Director's Award recipient, Nathan Majerczyk.