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  • Recognizing Randal Messer as the 2012-2013 Walton County, Florida, Educational Support Professional of the Year

    by Representative Jeff Miller

    Posted on 2013-02-27

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    MILLER of florida in the house of representatives Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Randal Messer as the 2012-2013 Walton County Educational Support Professional of the Year. I am honored to recognize his achievements and dedication to the students and teachers of Northwest Florida.

    Mr. Messer has spent more than 25 years working to help better the lives of Northwest Florida school children, including 22 years at West DeFuniak Elementary, where he currently serves as the School Plant Manager and Technical Contact. In his role at West DeFuniak, Mr. Messer is responsible for ensuring that the students, faculty and staff of the school have a comfortable, clean and safe environment to pursue their work. He is also responsible for maintaining the facilities and technological equipment.

    Mr. Messer has an unwavering commitment to carrying out his responsibilities, and he has voluntarily pursued various certifications and additional training to improve the facilities of West DeFuniak Elementary. He has completed comprehensive plant manager training through the Walton County School District, as well as additional training in energy conservation. Mr. Messer also understands the need for proper safety training. He is both CPR and AED certified, has undergone training as part of the Crisis Intervention Team at West DeFuniak, and received FEMA certification for his completion of coursework on Incident Command Systems.

    Outside of his work responsibilities, Mr. Messer is also a committed and integral community leader. In 2012, he was recognized by a local radio station, WZEP, and earned the Good Neighbor Award. Mr. Mercer also has a firm commitment to serving the Lord, and he has served as a Deacon at the Community Holiness Church of DeFuniak Springs since 2008.

    Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the United States Congress, I am privileged to recognize Randal Messer as the Walton County Educational Support Professional of the Year. His passion for the students of Walton County is laudable and his dedication to his profession is exemplary. My wife Vicki joins me in congratulating Mr. Messer, and we wish him all the best.


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