12 years ago a shy 17 year old young man (Brandon Peters) was being dropped off by his mother at the Public Works Building as an intern for a newly formed GIS (Geographic Information System) program. Fast forward 12 years later, and the young man has flourished in the City, seeing promotions as Part Time GIS Assistant, GIS Technician, GIS Specialist and most recently, GIS Coordinator.
Brandon put himself through college while working through these various positions, and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Ethnic Studies. And, as of this June, he is a Graduate from Cal State Hayward, earning a Masters Degree (MPA) in Public Administration with an emphasis on Public Management and Policy Analysis. Brandon is also a lifelong East County resident.
Brandon is credited with bringing the newest community engagement program, See-Click-Fix Platform https://en.seeclickfix.com/antioch to the City of Antioch. His current mission includes being a key member of the team to take Public Works (PW) and the City to a higher level of efficiency and productivity, with an emphasis on transparency through the use of technology (GIS). Specifically, he is working with our Utilities Divisions, Water Distribution and Collection Systems (Sewer and Storm Drainage), to automate such operations as our Close Circuit TV program for the City’s sewer system.
Instead of crews transferring the information manually from the truck to the Computer Maintenance Management System, this work will be automated through innovative technology saving a great deal of labor time and resources each week. He is, and will also continue to be responsible for identifying all of the City’s utility infrastructure and assets, which is extremely important to our success and sustainability.
Visit the GIS website at http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CityGov/PublicWorks/GIS/ to view online maps of the City and learn more about the City’s GIS division.
“We are so proud of you Brandon Peters!” CONGRATULATIONS!!!