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: 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: Antonio Hayes, Natural Gas Utility Employee

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The City of Tallahassee provides natural gas to more than 33,000 customers in the Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties. This clean, safe and economical energy source is delivered to customers through approximately 920 miles of underground natural gas mains. Helping customers access their natural gas safely at the end of this underground infrastructure … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Antonio Hayes, Natural Gas Utility Employee

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