Robert W Helms, Highway Maintenance Division Chief for the Department of Public Works, retired on December 7, 2018, after dedicating 33 years of faithful and loyal service to the citizens of Calvert County and the State of Maryland.
Rob’s admirable career began on July 29, 1985, as a Laborer for Highway Maintenance. He continued to move up the ranks with his first promotion to Highway Equipment Operator on July 1, 1986, then to Highway Maintenance Crew Leader I on July 29, 2002. He accepted the position of Equipment Mechanic I with Fleet Maintenance on August 7, 2006, then Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector with Project Management & Inspections on April 30, 2007, and finally on February 10, 2014, he was promoted to Highway Maintenance Division Chief.
An example of effective and hands-on leadership, Rob is highly respected by his staff and colleagues. He has improved the Highway Maintenance Division through efficient management techniques, organization, conservative use of County resources, ongoing training for staff, and an emphasis on safety.
Both professionally and personally, Robert is a dependable, considerate, and kind man. His commendable and distinguished service has been demonstrated with a spirit of pride and commitment throughout his exemplary career with the Department of Public Works.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) presented a proclamation as a tribute to Rob’s outstanding accomplishments during his distinguished career, recognizing Robert, who strove to improve the quality of life for all Calvert County citizens.
The BOCC also proclaimed that the appreciation of all Calvert County citizens is extended to Robert W. Helms on his Retirement after 33 years of reliable and exemplary public service. They also joined with the community, co-workers, family, and friends of Rob in conveying best wishes for a long, healthy, and happy retirement with continued success in all his future endeavors.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon