The 2018 Special Recognition Award was presented to Assistant City Engineer Matt Watson for going above and beyond his job duties to create a welcoming environment for development in Tiffin. For the award presentation, SIEDC asked for feedback from representatives of the NRP Group, the developers behind the 52-unit Tiffin Pointe housing development. Their team members praised Watson for his diligence, and named Tiffin the most efficient and professional community they have worked with. Tiffin City Administrator Dale Thornton also vouched for Watson's excellence in the workplace. "Matt is an extremely valuable asset to the city and its residents," he said. Watson is a 2004 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering along with state accreditation to become a Professional Land Surveyor. Aside from his time at OSU, he has been a lifelong resident of Seneca County and active within the community. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivieOQpEPcc?rel=0&w=560&h=315] About the Special Recognition Award This award is given by the President or Chairman, at his or her discretion, to any person, business, or group whose service to the community is largely unknown.