DUNMORE — Carla Medura, of Clarks Summit, was recently awarded the 2016 District 4-0 Charles M. Mattei Award, which is given to an employee who has 10 years of service and participates in PennDOT as a whole and in community service. The award is name after the late Charles M. Mattei, former District Executive for District 4.
Medura not only dedicates her time to the multi-million dollar projects she has overseen in construction, but participates in all employee events. She takes part in the PennDOT Employee Adopt-A-Highway group and when her work schedule does not allow for her to participate in the district’s planned events, she takes the time to do a pick-up on her own to bolster that clean up event and show support for the litter program.
Medura’s technical and managerial skills have been put to good use outside of her job. Through PennDOT, she became involved with Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. She and a crew of co-workers spend a weekend every year building a Habitat home. Over the past four years, she’s helped build three homes and participated in two renovations. She regularly recruits volunteers for projects.
She also makes regular visits to Life Geisinger, Dunmore Health, Riverside Ridge and The Pines with her 11-year-old Labrador retriever Desi, and four-year-old retriever Maddie, who are both certified therapy dogs.
One can routinely find Medura in the district office, attending design and constructability meetings, providing vital input to the department designers and ensuring they are providing quality designs. She willingly attends Pike County task force meetings to keep everyone informed of the design and construction work being completed in Pike County. In managing multi-million dollar rehabilitation bridge projects on the boarder of Pennsylvania and New York, she arranged several meetings not only between the department’s but all the EMA’s from both states to ensure everyone was aware of the project and to resolve any potential issues.
On her jobs, the most important things is ensuring the safety of the motorists.