Career Day held at Daniel Lewis Middle School
–City staff had an exciting opportunity to meet and educate Daniel Lewis Middle School students at its annual Career Day. Many different organizations, business owners, artists, emergency response professionals, military services, doctors, and scientists participated in the middle school’s career day.
Building Technician Devon Vandegon, Associate Planner Darren Nash, and Stormwater Manager David LaCaro educated students on the functions of the city and how the different city departments interact. “Working as a team is a vital aspect in a large organization,” said David LaCaro. “Leveraging opportunities gives us an advantage to get things done for the benefit of the public.”
Staff talked with students on career choices, future opportunities in city government, and the variety of careers that are possible. They discussed their daily routine duties such as working with developers to design buildings within our community, ensuring that structures are built safely (building permits and inspections), providing maintenance for existing structures (cleaning drainages, sewer pipes, clean water), and opportunities for volunteer activities (creek clean up). The children were engaged and excited to interact with city government professionals. City staff appreciates the opportunity to share their experiences with the children and thanks Daniel Lewis Middle School for the chance to participate.