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Royal Oak Patch Editor Honored with 'Green Monster' Award

Royal Oak Patch Editor Judy Davids receives award from Patch for exceptional achievement.

Patch awarded Royal Oak Patch Editor Judy Davids with one of its biggest honors of the year in New York City on Friday morning.

The company named Davids a winner of the "Green Monster" award.

Twice a year, Patch, honors employees for exceptional achievement with a "Green Monster" award. It is given to employees who demonstrate Patch values, achieve their personal goals and make a critical impact on the business. Patch, which is headquarterd in the Big Apple, has 906 Patches and 1,500 employees across the country—from Long Island to Malibu.

Along with a plaque, she earns a $5,000 cash prize.

Ferndale Patch editor Jessica Schrader nominated Davids for the the award.

"Judy really exemplifies everything a Patch editor should be," Schrader wrote in her nomination. "By being extremely connected to her town, she seems to have developed relationships and a level of trust in the community."

Readership has increased on Royal Oak Patch during Davids' leadership of the site.

Davids credited the "vibrant" town of Royal Oak and the accessibility of officials she works with including the mayor, city commission, police chief and school superintendent, for her success.

"I was really humbled by the whole thing. I wish I could have a big party in Royal Oak because so many people bent over backwards to help me," Davids said. "I feel so lucky everyday that Royal Oak is really a cool town to cover. I am excited about the future of Royal Oak Patch."

Michigan Patch Ad Manager  Susanne Spruit has earned the PROPS award from the company.

Beaumont Health System February 22, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Congratulations, Judy!It is well deserved. Beaumont appreciates you sharing our news with the community.
Jim Ellison February 22, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Congratulations Judy! It is a very well deserved honor. You and the Patch have become a vital part of our community. Thank you!
Cindy La Ferle February 22, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Congrats to you, Judy -- you make our whole town proud! Thanks for all you do to shine a bright, positive light on Royal Oak!
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 22, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Way to go, Judy!
Roger Gienapp February 22, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Congratulations, Judy!! I enjoy reading the RO patch for the entusiasm you bring to it!
Jason Alley (Editor) February 22, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Congrats, Judy! Your dedication and enthusiasm for what you do are truly inspiring.
Beth Reeber Valone February 22, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Wow, congratulations Judy! I'm so proud of you!
Tim H February 22, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Congrats Judy! Thanks for helping put, and keep RO on the radar!!!
Carol Hennessey February 22, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Great job, Judy, Congrats!!!! You deserve this award for all your hard work & dedication to Royal Oak & the Patch. You keep all of us in the know & we appreciate it. Keep up the great work.
Kristin Bull February 22, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I'm honored to have such a rock star colleague. Congrats, Judy!
Mike Ripinski February 22, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Way to go Judy! Proud to be a blogger with a great editor like you.
Mark H. Stowers February 22, 2013 at 09:11 PM
I love working for and with Judy!
Leslie Ellis February 22, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Woohoo, Judy! No one deserves this award more than you!! :)
jeanne dolson February 23, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Yeah Judy! Congratulations! Your hard work and dedication are appreciated!
Mike Conrad February 23, 2013 at 01:55 AM
Congrats, Judy!! You do a great job!
Lynne Cobb February 23, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Congrats, Judy! You do a wonderful job, and I am so happy that you have been recognized for your hard work and dedication!
Patty Dunstan February 23, 2013 at 03:19 AM
Congrats Judy! Well deserved.
Mark Itall February 23, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Congratulations Judy!
Tammy February 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Congrats Judy!!! You are an inspiration!
Bill Shaw February 23, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Great recognition for a great job! You've become our Lois Lane... Dorothy and Bill
Catherine Grace February 23, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Judy, I'm so happy to be working with you and the Royal Oak community! This town rocks! Congratulations!
Peter Cavanaugh February 23, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Congratulations, Judy!
Shannon Crepeau February 23, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Congrats Judy!
Judy Davids (Editor) February 23, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Thank you everyone! I made it home safely. Luckily, my plane was delayed due to poor weather or I think I would have missed it. We were in Times Square and asked for a restaurant recommendation from some guy selling tickets to a comedy show. He asked if we (Susan Spruit was with me) wanted to eat pizza made by people who talk like Tony Soprano. We said yes. He hailed a cab for us and barked out some intersection. The food was terrific but we had no idea where we were and we had a plane to catch. As I head to Laguardia, certain I was going to miss my flight, I received a phone call from Delta about the flight delay. I was so happy. I gave the cab driver a tip and he said, "You are a VERY good tipper," which is further proof I have no idea what I am doing in New York.
Wm. Allen February 23, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Judy, Congratulations on your well deserved award.
Alex Fike February 24, 2013 at 04:36 AM
Congratulations Judy - It is truly deserved for all of your hard work!
Gary Quesada March 01, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Judy there is no doubt you set the standard. The award was very very well deserved. Congratulations!
Gary Quesada March 01, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Judy there is no doubt you set the standard. The award was very very well deserved. Congratulations!

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