librarian honored by Mayor

You wouldn’t know it from the news media, but a Houston librarian was among the city of Houston employees spotlighted during today’s inauguration of Mayor Bill White. The honor was for doing an outstanding job in creating and running a temporary library in the George R. Brown Convention Center while it was serving as an evacuee shelter after Hurricane Katrina.

Mayor honors city workers at inaugural
— reported by the Houston Chronicle(1)

Houston Mayor Bill White today used his second inauguration to honor the work of city employees, saying they exemplify his call for a “rededication to public service” by all Houstonians.

White, speaking with the downtown skyline at his back before more than 1,000 at the Houston Police Officers Memorial, praised police officers, firefighters and others among the city’s more than 20,000 employees.


1/4/2005, UPDATE: this story was edited and now includes:

Among several other employees the mayor honored were Paul Davila, who braves “snakes and rodents” supervising the maintenance of storm sewers, and Sandy Farmer, a librarian who helped organize a recreation area for young hurricane evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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