Dan Espinola commended by city council

(Rigo Moran)

Exeter City Council presents Dan Espinola with a resolution of commendation for 20 years of service to celebrate his dedication and hard work

EXETER – After 20 years of using his creative genius to benefit the city of Exeter, the city council decided to spotlight operations manager Dan Espinola for all the ways he serves the city.

On Sept. 26, Dan Espinola was recognized for his 20 years of service by Exeter City Council. Espinola started working for the city as a mechanic before being promoted to operations manager where he used his innovation and creative skills to help the city.

“I’ve been here 20 years and when I started here everything’s always improved and progressed,” Espinola said. “I’ve been lucky enough to work with an incredible public works team…you guys are always appreciated.”

The city presented Espinola with a resolution of commendation for 20 years of service for all that he does to help the city as operations manager. It was revealed that at the meeting among his many contributions, the bulletin board outside the council chambers was made by Espinola.

“He was here when I started in 2005, And quickly became my right-hand guy,” public works director Daymon Qualls said. “Dan was the kind of guy that developed a reputation of being the go-to guy for everything technical, whether it was mechanical-related construction, plumbing, electrical, hydraulic or fabrication.”

Before the council meeting, city staff surprised Espinola with a cake and party for all the ways he serves his community.

According to the city manager Adam Ennis, Espinola is known especially for all of his innovative ideas such as the structure he created that allows the city to easily set up their Christmas tree every year, which they previously needed a crane to set up.

On top of being known as the city’s creative genius, Espinola is responsible for working on city facilities, special projects and overseeing the management of the water, sewer, storm drains, road systems and managing seven people.

“Over the years, he has consistently gone above and beyond to address the city’s needs, even when tasked with multiple projects, and whereas we recognize that Daniel is an invaluable asset for the city of Exeter,” Mayor Frankie Alves said.

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