FreshStart Spotlight: Dallas Water Utilities and Parks and Recreation

The FreshStart Employment Program offers intentional assistance to justice-impacted individuals with obtaining stable and gainful employment opportunities within the City of Dallas.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dallas Water Utilities and Park & Recreation for being deserving departments. For your hiring support and dedication to second chances THANK YOU!

Manager Spotlight

Michael is a Maintenance Manager in the DWU/Pumping Division and has been employed with the City of Dallas for 16 years. “I am very impressed with the FreshStart employees we have now. They add a lot of value and experience to the teams they are assigned to. I believe the FreshStart program is important because it instills hope into citizens of Dallas that have been incarcerated and now are trying to better themselves. The fact is I believe in my employees and remind them they are a great addition to the City of Dallas family. We have 4 active employees now and we are in the hire action process of hiring 3 more candidates.

Employee Highlight

Brandon S. is always willing to help other sections out no matter what the tasks are and is always on time. He has a very good spirit and helps keep the morale up on his team.

James F. is a very hard worker and is always early to work and to the job sites. His attitude and work ethic is very impressive and that seems to help him be a good senior crew leader for his team.

Cesar C. is very hungry to learn everything he can so he can advance within the City of Dallas. His willingness to learn and help any section or team member really sets him apart as a go-getter and someone you can count on.”