Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Sabrina Alexander, StarMetro Transit Supervisor

By Sarah Alfano | Special to The Tally Wire For 45 years, StarMetro has served Tallahassee’s residents as the City of Tallahassee’s public transportation system. For 15 of those years, Sabrina Alexander has been one of the roughly 200 StarMetro team members working every day to get Tallahassee residents where they need to go. Her first experience working for the City came through StarMetro’s summer … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Sabrina Alexander, StarMetro Transit Supervisor

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Martin Atorresagasti, City Resilience Officer

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire You might not realize it, but every single day, the City of Tallahassee’s Code Enforcement division plays a critical role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of our community. Comprised of 13 staff members, including five Resilience Officers (previously known as Code Enforcement Officers), this division is responsible for ensuring that the 103.5 square miles … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Martin Atorresagasti, City Resilience Officer

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Lesa Vause, City Resilience Officer

“If you know your neighbor, then you can help your neighbor.” That’s the sentiment echoed byCity of Tallahassee Resilience Officer Lesa Vause. As a 15-year veteran employee with the City, Vause connects residents with important programs to help them bring their properties up to code. “My focus as a City Resilience Officer is to serve as a valuable resource coach, connectingtenants, landlords and owners with … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Lesa Vause, City Resilience Officer

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Michael Rosen, residential building inspector

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many indoors, homeowners have been using this time to complete long overdue renovation and remodeling projects. Each day, the City of Tallahassee receives hundreds of residential inspection requests. Whether it’s roofing, electrical, mechanical or gas work, it all requires an inspection from the City’s Growth Management department.  Helping … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Michael Rosen, residential building inspector

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Carlos Lyons, commercial building inspector

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Tallahassee’s building industry is booming, and keeping it going is the City of Tallahassee.  In a time when many other communities have slowed down due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has overcome obstacles by swiftly implementing health and safety protocols to protect employees and contractors, while ensuring beams go … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Carlos Lyons, commercial building inspector

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Shawanda Crooms grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to. As the first and only female operations driver with the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department, she has lived her life that way, accomplishing one goal after another.  “It’s scary to be the first…anything,” Shawanda … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Paul Hudson, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire | Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee The City of Tallahassee is a critical partner to our local business community. Day-to-day, business owners and managers rely on the City to help them keep their doors open. Whether it’s delivering electric utility service, approving a building permit, providing road and sidewalk access, or helping dispose of … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Paul Hudson, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver