Chris was hired in the Public Services Department as a maintenance worker only a few years ago. Because of his continued willingness to learn, he has completed numerous training courses in ESRI (the GIS mapping program) and construction inspection courses. By applying his knowledge, skills and abilities, he has advanced quickly with the department, now in the position of a Crew Leader and GIS Technician.
He has assumed many additional duties including working directly with the engineers who developed the Street and Utility Maintenance Program (SUMP) and GIUA, and has assisted with the inspection of the relocation of utilities related to the Pecan Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project. He has created maps for the department, the Fire Department, the Community Services Department, the Police Department, the Zoo and engineers with the City.
In addition, Chris works very well with the public and helps out other departments when needed. He has taken on the duties of keeping the public informed on ongoing City projects on Facebook and has assisted his supervisor in supervisory duties.