Jesse Tate, the City of Burleson's Employee of the Quarter, was nominated and selected for consistently going above and beyond his job requirements and his willingness to always assist in any area needed.
"He goes above and beyond for residents every day," states his nomination form. "He has taken time out to assist residents in a variety of ways including providing his knowledge on plants and wetlands which has allowed residents to identify rare plants in areas and transplant them accordantly."
As part of Jesse's job, he oversees vector control (mosquitos) and stormwater control. In 2020, Jesse trapped over 46,700 mosquitoes to determine if they were carrying diseases that would harm residents. He also visits with residents and provides mosquito prevention tips.
In one such instance, a couple of hundred tires were dumped on a property. Tires can provide a breeding location for mosquitoes. Jesse went to the property and treated the area for mosquitoes while they found a proper way to dispose of the tires, states his nomination form.
Jesse is part of the Keep Burleson Beautiful Board, is a MasterNaturalist and has earned his Registered Sanitarian Certificate since starting with the city in November 2017.
Jesse lends his expertise to other city departments and residents. "He is knowledgeable but humble, yet determined," states his nomination form.
He also is one of the first people to volunteer for city projects, including projects within code compliance and the animal services department.
He was honored during January 4, 2021, City Council meeting. The city's employee of the quarter award is based on an employee's efficiency, transparency, honesty, innovation and customer service, all of which make up the city's ethics statement.