Longtime Employee Thrilled to be Honored

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - In her 34 years with the City of Corpus Christi, Vicki Doner has attended many events honoring other employees. So when her name was announced Wednesday as the 2017 City Employee of the Second Quarter, she was completely surprised.
"The competition was very stiff so I didn’t have a thought of winning. After the general introduction mentioning 34 years, I thought, great, now what do I say and do!  I was petrified." Doner is a Management Aide for the Fire Prevention Bureau. She receives, schedules and processes all requests for fire inspections and all
other technical information requested by citizens,  contractors and business owners. In 2016, she scheduled more than 6,600 requests for inspections and tracked permit fees collected by the department totaling more than $224,000. To better equip herself to understand the job of a fire inspector, she became a state certified fire inspector which allows her to solve many problems and provide technical information to department customers directly.
Doner has only had the one position during her 34 years with the City and she has some advice for others about long term employment.
"I really love my job and enjoy the people I work with. I believe that is one of the most important things to longevity in the work force, is to enjoy your work and the people around you. Also, take the time to learn the department and the inter-workings so you will have the confidence to help the public with any type of information they would require."
The other nominees included Utilities Planner Scheduler Oscar Uribe, Human Resources Management Aide Megan Ysassi, Utilities Senior Systems Specialist Jin Bohannon, Parks and Rec Laborer Ruben Rojas, Facilities & Property Management Planner/Scheduler Gina Sanchez, and Solid Waste Compliance Officer Teresa Santana.
The quarterly event is sponsored by Human Resources and the Learning Institute.