Brian Taylor – WCW Member Profile

Working-in-Water-logoWCW Member Profile – Brian Taylor

Brian TaylorName: Brian Taylor
Position: Manager of Public Works
Organization: City of Portage la Prairie
Born and Raised: Sherwood Park AB

Education/Training

Level 2 water distribution and wastewater collection, Arborist license, heavy equipment operation, 30 years martial art instruction.

History in the industry and as a WCW member

15 years working with the City of Portage la Prairie.

Typical day

Supervising staff, helping with the organization of sewer and water breaks, reports, claims, payroll, maintenance, etc. Not to mention issues that may arise in the Transportation division as well.

Job Satisfaction

Something new every day. Get to deal with the public and help to solve their issues.

Main challenges

It would be nice to have more staff to meet deadlines and maintenance issues.

Advice

Try to stay calm and realize that when working with the public, there will always be those who do not understand certain situations and that it is not possible to make or keep all happy. Your water and wastewater family knows you do a great job so keep positive.

Time away from work

I love spending time with family and friends. Sports, exercise, camping, motorcycling and snowmobiling are the joys that keep me ticking!

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