Public Works Inspector Retires After 19 Years of Service

Longtime Goleta Public Works Inspector Jerry Lopez is enjoying retirement after 19 years of service.

As a token of gratitude for his outstanding service to the City of Goleta, Mayor Paula Perotte and the City Council presented Jerry on March 10 with a City tile, with the Public Works Department in attendance to show its support.

Jerry first started working with the City of Goleta in 2005. He said, “I remember my first day like it was yesterday. There were three guys in our department in a small corner office down by the garage.” Throughout his tenure, Jerry has worked with hundreds of people on pavement, sidewalks, and other projects.

A Goleta resident of 24 years, Jerry looks back fondly at his career. “It has been a great experience working here,” said Jerry. “If I ever needed help or advice, no one hesitated for a moment to jump forward and help. Everyone was always willing to go above and beyond. The teamwork here is like no other. Lots of hard work but always lots of good laughs.”

Jerry is taking a well-deserved break over the next few months to relax and spend time with his family and grandchildren. Afterward, he and his wife plan to travel to exciting destinations and enjoy all the adventures that retirement has to offer.

Thank you Jerry, for all you have done for the City of Goleta and our community. We wish Jerry all the best in his retirement and look forward to seeing him around the community in the future!

Jerry Lopez receiving his City Tile at the March 10th meeting; pictured with his wife and the City Council

Jerry with the Goleta Public Works Department