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A series of conversations with some of the 1,000-plus people in over 250 job titles that make the City of Elgin, Illinois work.

A series of conversations with some of the 1,000-plus people in over 250 job titles that make the City of Elgin, Illinois work.
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United States

Description:

A series of conversations with some of the 1,000-plus people in over 250 job titles that make the City of Elgin, Illinois work.

Twitter:

@ElginIL

Language:

English

Contact:

8479315615


Episodes

004 - Nora Bertram & Jeff Luker / Water Department

11/11/2019
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The Water Department's product touches our residents' lives many times each day. Learn more from Nora Bertram and Jeff Luker about how they make ten million gallons of it every day. We'll trace the journey of a drop of water from Elgin's municipal sources (yes, there are multiple) and hear about a couple of the near-disasters that were averted by the quick work of our Water Department team. Water may seem simple, but to get it right and get it to your faucet is anything but simple!

Duration:00:21:32

003 - Joe Schroeder & David Smith / Public Works Equipment Operators

10/28/2019
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We get a two-fer in this episode, as Joe Schroeder and David Smith share stories of their combined 40+ years working on and in the streets of the City of Elgin. You'll hear about the worst sound they can hear while vacuuming up leaves (it's "ka-CHOONK"), some times when they've been in actual danger on-the-job, and one of the guys reveals one of his worst fears. And you'll get a detailed picture of what our Equipment Operators do month-in, month-out for the City of Elgin.

Duration:00:37:41

002 - Barb Keselica / Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation

10/14/2019
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Our second episode features Barb Keselica, a longtime City of Elgin employee who recently stepped into the Assistant Director's chair in our Parks & Rec department. Yes, it's the Leslie Knope job, and yes, Barb is a fan. She also helped build Nightmare On Chicago Street from the ground floor up to its massive size and status as the premier Halloween event in Illinois. Hear more about the early days of NOCS and what to expect in the future!

Duration:00:26:41

001 - Jennie Phillips / 311 Citizen Services Manager

9/24/2019
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Our first episode of "What Would You Say You Do Here?" features Jennie Phillips, a longtime City of Elgin employee who made the shift from 911 to help launch Elgin's 311 call center in 2014. Also: she really likes candy.

Duration:00:14:21