National Public Works Week is held every year in May to educate the public about the men and women who see to it that their towns and cities are clean, safe and operational, and to show their appreciation.
In Johnston, one way of doing that was highlighting the efforts of Mark Caskey with a video on the government’s Facebook page. Caskey is charged with maintaining municipal fleet.
Before joining Team Johnston, Caskey worked for two car dealerships, where he found he had a knack for repairing and maintaining vehicles.
“In this position, I get to ensure that vehicles within the police, fire and public words departments are well maintained and fine turned to do their job in the most efficient manner possible,” he says in the video.
“Doing my job means each department can do their jobs more efficiently, with little equipment down time,” he explains, adding, “and repairing them in-house is a cost-saving measure for our community.”
With his skills and work ethic behind them, the fleet of Johnston first-responder and public works vehicles is in tip-top shape.
And Caskey is “proud to serve the community while doing something I enjoy.”