Community Services Shining Star Award
The Community Services Department would like to recognize Debbie Lopez, Management Analyst and Acting Human Services Superintendent, as the November/December 2018 Shining Star Award Winner.
Debbie has been with the Community Services Department since May 1998. She accepted the Acting role of Human Services Superintendent at the La Fetra Center in the Human Services Division in January 2018. Since then Debbie has taken on various projects and duties with patience and strength.
Debbie has been instrumental in the successful transition of the La Fetra Center into a more cohesive and efficient facility. While being at the La Fetra Center she has taken on many projects, revisions, tasks, and assignments. Some of her accomplishments whilst being at the La Fetra Center include leading special events including the successful Picnic Event in which 175 people participated, monitoring and guiding staff through the FY 17/18 budget process, connecting with and supporting the Senior Advisory Board and Partners of La Fetra, analyzing staff processes, making facility improvements, and continual work on multiple grants including the Big Dalton Kiosks and interpretive signs, and a Homelessness Grant. She supports her staff, assists with special events, day to day programs and services, and offers creative ideas, with a great attitude, and willingness to help whenever and wherever needed. Debbie has earned the respect of staff and patrons alike at the La Fetra Center by enforcing policies and coming up with creative solutions to resolve issues. Staff has been told numerous times by the La Fetra participants how much they enjoy Ms. Lopez’ presence and how her positive changes have made coming to the La Fetra Center a pleasant experience.
In addition to her work for the City, she is also involved in multiple community groups making her not only an asset to the Department but to the Community as well.
Debbie has been an instrumental team member in the Community Services Department for many years and for these reasons we would like to recognize Debbie Lopez as the Departments Shining Star for November/December 2018.