Roper recognized as ODOT Division One Employee of the Quarter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2018
Oklahoma Department of Transportation employee J.W. Roper was recently recognized for his work performance and named Division One’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2018. The quarterly award recognizes hard work and is given to dedicated ODOT employees who consistently exhibit the highest standards in job performance.
Roper is a Transportation Superintendent I for the division’s sign crew and has worked for ODOT for six years. He was nominated anonymously by one of his colleagues who noted his desire to work hard and his concern for the safety of his crew members and the traveling public.
“J.W. has a tremendous work ethic. He likes to arrive to work early and his crew is usually out the door getting to work right at 7:30 a.m.,” the anonymous coworker who nominated him said. “He is a go-getter and a great role model for other ODOT employees.”
Roper was a key participant in several recent nighttime projects, overseeing traffic control for work at the I-40 and US-69 interchange and a job to restore dual left turn lane markings in Muskogee. When the traffic superintendent position was vacant, Roper coordinated with the centerline crew supervisor to see that the traffic crews continued to work well together in accomplishing their tasks.
“He was a valuable member during this transition time,” the anonymous coworker said. “J.W. has assumed additional responsibilities and taken advantage of multiple training opportunities.”
Roper and his wife, Nikki, live in Oktaha and have three children. His favorite hobby is watching his children participate in rodeo events. Roper’s wife noted that he is always on the lookout for signs in need of repair when traveling to and from rodeos.
Division One is headquartered in Muskogee and oversees highway construction and maintenance in Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation Division One Employee of the Quarter J.W. Roper