At the regular meeting of the Mayor and Town Council of Oakland on July 5th, Charles “Chuck” Blamble was recognized for his 26 years of dedication and service to the Town of Oakland.
Chuck started his career with the Town as a mechanic/laborer in the street department, where he obtained his CDLs. His career with the Town saw him promoted to Assistant Street Superintendent, then eventually the Director of Broadford Lake Recreational Area.
Coworkers and Oakland residents alike would agree that Chuck was a great employee for the Town. He always had a smile and took pride in his work. A few of Chuck’s notable accomplishments include his rescue of a baby duckling from an Oakland storm drain and, more courageously, his rescue of a drowning victim at Broadford Lake. Chuck observed young women go under the water, and when he didn’t see her surface, he immediately jumped into action, pulling her to shore and saving her life. He was honored for his heroic deed at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
“Dedicated is the word that comes to mind when describing Chuck,” said Oakland Director of General Services Bill Ashby. “I always knew that if there was a need, I could call Chuck at any time, day or night, and it would be taken care of.”
The Town of Oakland thanks Chuck for his dedication to our “Great Small Town” and wishes him all the best in his retirement.