Elk Grove City Council to Recognize Retiring Public Works Director, 'Face of the City'

December 6, 2015 |

At what will be an otherwise packed agenda, the Elk Grove City Council will set aside time to recognize two retiring city employees at their regular meeting this Wednesday night.

The two employees being recognized are receptionist Amy Diaz and Director of Public Works, Richard Shepard. 

Diaz has spent 54 years in the employment of government, the last 10 years as the Elk Grove's receptionist. As the "face of the city" to city hall visitors, Diaz was initially hired on a two-week temporary basis and subsequently joined the city staff on a permanent basis.

Shepard, who joined the city as the Public Works Director in 2009, was previously employed with CalTrans and El Dorado County during his 37-year career. Shepard's proclamation notes his significant contributions in the field of bridge engineering and "his instrumental efforts in emergency response to the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes."  

Wednesday's meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall. 

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3 Pension Pete said...

"I may have drawn the circle too big"

Richard Shepard, describing the area of the future Whitelock interchange at Elk Grove Regional Park

Anonymous said...

LOL...that was my first thought too!

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