Lynwood Employee Receives Top Award
Lynwood Public Works Engineer Noe Martinez Diaz received the Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch. The ceremony was held last week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Martinez Diaz has worked in Lynwood for nearly two years, starting his career as a CivicSpark fellow, a California Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program. He became a full-time employee as a Public Works Assistant last year.
“As civil engineers, our objective is to design and maintain infrastructure (roads, buildings, and bridges) so the general public can go on about their daily lives without having to worry about the things we sometimes take for granted,” explained Martinez Diaz.
He added that older cities such as Lynwood face challenges that make his work important to its residents. “In a City that is already built out, many challenges arise. Some of these challenges are maintaining/replacing an aging infrastructure, using the resources available, and looking at the big picture while not losing sight of the small details.”