James honored as city’s Employee of the Year
Her passion for making Burleson a healthier and safer place for over a decade is what made Tammy James, Code Compliance Officer, Burleson Employee of Year in 2018. She was congratulated by the Burleson City Council on Monday night.
James joined the city of Burleson in 2004 as an animal control officer. In 2008, she moved into code compliance. Her public service approach that focuses on getting involved on a personal level was highlighted during her recognition.
When a Burleson property needed several repairs, James began a long-term undertaking with the owner to explain and record repairs until each project was done. She photographed each project and presented the property owner with a scrapbook of the accomplishments.
James discovered a senior adult struggling with loneliness. Her regular well-being visits have improved this person’s quality of life.
“It’s more than prevention and enforcement of code violations, but what she brings to her job,” Wanda Bullard, Director of Human Resources, told the Burleson City Council Monday night. “She reaches beyond city code with compassion.”
James’ empathy extends to more than the public she serves. In 2018, James spearheaded a fundraiser for a colleague with a serious medical issue.