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Michelle Meyer
Michelle Meyer, a dedicated 58-year-old crossing guard, has been ensuring the safety of our community's children for the past 15 years. Her journey began with nearly three decades of service at United Cerebral Palsy, where she worked tirelessly to support disabled children until back issues forced her resignation.
Undeterred, Michelle found a new calling as a crossing guard, a role she embraces with unwavering commitment. Rising before dawn at 5 AM, she takes her post from 7:30 to 9:30 AM and again from 2 to 4 PM, steadfastly guiding children across busy intersections with a warm smile and vigilant eye.
Michelle's dedication was put to the test in 2018 when a fall at Van Vorst Park left her in need of hip replacement surgery. Despite the lack of benefits for part-time city workers, her insurance from her previous employer covered the treatment, allowing her to return to her vital role guarding the pedestrian crossing at Montgomery and Marin, right behind City Hall.
What sets Michelle apart is her genuine care for the community and its youngest members. A true "people person," she has forged lasting connections with families, earning their trust and admiration. Her patience, kindness, and ability to connect with children make her an exceptional role model. 
One of the board members personally had an experience, where her 7 yr old daughter was crossing the road on a bike without a helmet. Michelle stopped her and gave the child a thorough speech on the need to wear a helmet, and the child has since refused to leave the house without a helmet quoting Michelle. She recognizes that the intersection is a dangerous one and has been advocating for a STOP sign to ensure the safety of pedestrians. 
Michelle's resilience in the face of adversity, her decades of service to vulnerable populations, and her steadfast commitment to ensuring child safety make her a deserving "SHEro." Her actions have empowered and inspired countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on our community.
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