Jack Butler named Rotary Club Civil Servant of the Year

Perry Public Works Director Jack Butler, left, was presented with the Perry Rotary Club Civil Servant of the Year award by Rotary Club President Dirk Cavanaugh at Monday's meeting of the Perry City Council.

The Perry Rotary Club presented its annual Rotary Club Civil Servant of the Year award for 2020 to Perry Public Works Director Jack Butler at Monday’s meeting of the Perry City Council.

Rotary Rotary President Dirk Cavanaugh said Butler was selected for the award for his excellent work in handling the aftermath of the Derecho storm that hit Perry and much of central Iowa during the summer and for his perennially efficient management of snow removal and other issues with city streets.

“Jack was the overwhelming choice of the Rotary Club this year,” Cavanaugh said. “Several members had personal contact with him soon after the derecho, and his team did a tremendous job of getting traffic flowing quickly and our town cleaned up in a matter of just a few weeks. Jack and his team also continue to do a great job of clearing our streets of snow whenever we are hit with it. Jack is certainly very deserving of this award.”

For many years, the Perry Rotary Club has honored a deserving individual as the Civil Servant of the Year. Individuals who work or volunteer in the following areas are eligible for this award: law enforcement, fire department, ambulance service, emergency services, health care, human services and other closely related areas.

“The motto for Rotary is ‘Service Above Self,'” Cavanaugh said, “and Jack Butler certainly demonstrates that character trait.”


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