Sherrie Stringer - Employee Spotlight Video
If you’ve ever called Public Works with a question or dropped by, you’ve probably seen or talked to Sherrie Stringer.
“I started with the City in 2002, but I’ve been in this department for 14 years," said Stringer.
As the Public Works Administrative Assistant Sherrie does it all. She also serves as personal assistant for our Public Works Director.
“I’m also administrative support for the entire department. A lot of my day is dispatching. It's one of my favorite parts of the job. As dispatcher I spend a lot of the day interacting with our employees in the field. I’m coordinating all day with crews or crew leaders in the field.”
She is responsible for purchasing, tracking expenditures, creating work orders, assisting with payroll, is the back-up driver for our Senior transportation bus, and the list goes on.
“I like that. If I was in a position where I had a couple of tasks I would be pretty bored.”
Over the years, Sherrie has been recognized for her dedication. Her love for public service has kept her with the City of Buda for 17 years.
“I really love this town. I’m lucky. I work and live in Downtown Buda. Even though Buda is so much bigger than it was, when you’re downtown it’s still old Buda. I have always really enjoyed being a public servant. It’s important to me to deliver the best customer service I can.”
And the people she works with every day are just as important.
“This is a family environment. It’s like I have a lot of brothers and uncles. I see a lot of really hard work in this department. They’re out in the field all day. I care about these people and it’s really important to me to take good care of them as well. Every day you show up and there is no telling what is going to happen. We’re responsible for the city fleet, water, wastewater, streets, emergency management and storm water. I love to multi-task and I love to be busy. There are so many different things to keep up with and it keeps me on my toes.”
Here’s a fun fact about Sherrie. Her love of public service extends beyond her job.
“I play African drums. I’m in a wonderful drum group and we play African rhythms. We play gigs and we raise money for charity.”