The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Michelle Tubbleville, Executive Director of Orange County Disaster Rebuild, has been named August Employee of the Month.  Michelle accepted her award from Ambassador Maureen McAllister, President and CEO of United Way Orange County, at the chamber’s August Networking Coffee hosted by Countryland Properties. Michelle received gifts and gift certificates from the following businesses: Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Total Impressions, Dupuis Tire and Service Center, The Penny Record, Bridge City Dairy Queen, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, Neches Federal Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Best Day Spa, Wellspring Credit Union, OhainWEB.com, Massage & Spa by Christy, and 5Point Credit Union.
 
Michelle has worked for Orange County for 22 years. The first 21 years in Information Management and 1 ½ years in Emergency Management and as the Executive Director of the non-profit Orange County Disaster Rebuild.  Their mission is to assist individuals and families who have unmet needs with recovery from any natural or man-made disasters by working closely with case managers to identify resources necessary to meet these needs.  Under Michelle’s direction, Orange County Disaster Rebuild has assisted over 250 families in Orange County to complete or rebuild their homes. OCDR also helps families with mental health and crisis counseling. All this has been made possible by Michelle working tirelessly to coordinate several agencies and volunteers.
 
James Scales, Orange County Health Inspector, nominated Michelle for the award saying, “She (Michelle) works over most days just to make sure that people that need help/assistance gets it and is able to rebuild their homes. She puts in a lot of heart and dedication into her role as Special Projects Coordinator/Executive Director and for Orange County Disaster Rebuild.”
 
Michelle and husband Kyle have three children: William age 14, Lexi age 13, and Konner age 12. The entire family supports and works with Michelle in her endeavors at Orange County Disaster Rebuild.
 
Pictured left to right: James Scales, Maureen McAllister, Michelle Tubbleville, Konner Tubbleville, and James Ardoin.