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

City of Tallahassee offering semester-long internships for college students

By Amy Marcos TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The City of Tallahassee is offering semester-long internships for college students this coming spring. The City of Tallahassee Internship Program offers both paid and unpaid internships to “exceptionally high-performing” students in order for them to gain city government experience and foster professional relationships. Each week, students will work a minimum of 20 hours in their respective department Ideal candidates … Continue reading City of Tallahassee offering semester-long internships for college students

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

City of Tallahassee Parks Holding Fun, Socially-Distanced Outdoor Afterschool Programs

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Aaron Burder The City of Tallahassee Parks will be offering a number of outdoor afterschool programs for children beginning on August 31, 2020. From 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. every weekday, these fun afterschool programs will be held at the following 7 Tallahassee parks: Jack McLean — 700 Jack Russell Road Jake Gaither — 801 Bragg Drive Lawrence-Gregory — 1115 Dade Street … Continue reading City of Tallahassee Parks Holding Fun, Socially-Distanced Outdoor Afterschool Programs

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

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Kendrick Leon

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire | Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee Essential workers all over our community are working day-in and day-out to see that the services we rely on stay intact and uninterrupted. While you may not know the names of these individual workers, you do see the results of their hard work every single day. Meet Kendrick … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Kendrick Leon

6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Tallahassee

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Markus Spiske April 22 marks Earth Day, and here in Tallahassee, there are plenty of ways to celebrate! Check them out. Opt for a walk — For some, taking a drive through the neighborhood may act as an allowed outing for the day during this time of social distancing. Instead, if able, opt to take a walk around the neighborhood.  … Continue reading 6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Tallahassee