The Awesome Awards - Nominations

Doris Rodgers

Nominated by Catherine Plevy
September 17, 2021
Our Crossing Guard, the fantastic Miss Doris Rodgers, has been a crossing guard for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland, Police Department for 50 years! She even crossed our current Chief of Police when he was in elementary and middle schools from 1972-1978. She never takes days off and is the longest serving city employee. She is the kindest and sweetest woman - always smiling. She started her career on September 1, 1971 and she's still on the job! Dedicating her life to the safety of children. She is humble and beautiful. You should have her on your show. She deserves recognition! Our Chief, Antonio DeVaul, said of Miss Doris, "Miss Doris was my neighborhood crossing guard growing up in Takoma Park. I passed her post every day as I went to and from school. She always greeted me with a warm smile and created a sense of comfort for my friends and I. Fifty years later and she continues to have that same smile and impact on our children. Miss Doris is a true Takoma Park treasure.” We recently celebrated with her at her crossing post with Fox 5 DC for their morning show. Our Mayor, Kate Stewart, proclaimed September 9 at Doris Rodgers Day in the City!