Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:06

Hats off to employee graduates

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City Savvy issued a call for sources, seeking city employees who recently graduated from a college degree program.

Employees from Houston Public Works, Houston Health Department, the Housing and Community Development Department, Legal Department and the Mayor’s Office of Communications earned degrees from both local and online universities and colleges, majoring in strategic planning, healthcare management, accounting and finance, digital media studies and paralegal technology

Remember to give these folks a pat on the back if you see them around the city. They are setting an example that learning is a lifelong pursuit. 

If you didn’t see our initial Call for Sources and missed your chance to be included in this article, send us your info, and we will update the online article. 

And the graduates are…


Amanda M. GallardoAmanda M. Gallardo
Administrative Coordinator,
Houston Public Works

Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning, minor in Entrepreneurship

University of Houston -Victoria 






jerry1 (2)Jerry Morgan
Project Lead Work place-Capital Projects/Infrastructure Delivery,
Houston Public Works

Master of Public Administration

University of Texas at Arlington






RachelGutierrezRachel Gutierrez
Senior Public Health Investigator,
Houston Heath Department

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

The University of Texas at Tyler







Jacy King
Management Analyst III,
Houston Health Department

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

The University of Texas at Tyler






AnnReganAnne Regan
Social Media Specialist,
Mayor’s Office of Communication

Master of Arts in Digital Media Studies

University of Houston – Clear Lake  






Kelli Matherne City SavvyKelli Matherne
Financial Analyst IV,
Housing and Community Development Department

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Granite State College






NormaRubalcavaNorma Rubalcava-Zapata
Customer Service Representative III, Occupancy Department,
Houston Public Works

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Summa Cum Laude and Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi & Phi Beta Kappa

University of Houston





LaQinta BurtonLa Quinta D. Burton
Legal Department

Associate degree in Applied Science with highest honors in paralegal technology

Houston Community College







Valencia croppedValencia Chatman-Moore
Administrative Associate, Houston Water/Wastewater Operations
Houston Public Works

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with certificate in Management

University of Phoenix