In Recognition of Jimmy Catesby Representative Michael C. Burgess
Posted on 2015-01-13
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Jimmy Cates who
is retiring as Public Works Manager of the City of North Richland Hills
after a 30 year career with the City's Public Works Department. As
Manager of Public Works, Mr. Cates was responsible for the operations
of the city's streets, transportation, water distribution, and
wastewater systems. These responsibilities include the duties assigned
to the Divisions of Streets and Drainage, Transportation and Water/
Sewer Maintenance and Repair. Ultimately, Mr. Cates ensured that the
citizens of North Richland Hills had an efficient, effective and safe
transportation system, water supply, sewer and stormwater system which
would meet the needs of current and future residents.
A graduate of Indiana University, he is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Public Works Association (APWA), International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), Texas Water Utilities Association, and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
I am honored to represent Mr. Cates and the City of North Richland Hills in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I gladly join the City and the appreciative citizens of the 26th Congressional District, whom he has dutifully served throughout his career.