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Doop named Marysville employee of the month for November

City of Marysville Geographic Information System Administrator Dave Doop is its employee of the month for November. - Photo courtesy of the city of Marysville
City of Marysville Geographic Information System Administrator Dave Doop is its employee of the month for November.
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MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville is pleased announce Geographic Information System Administrator Dave Doop as its employee of the month for November, for his mapping services and helping to create and maintain several databases in use by public works and other city departments.

Doop has served as the city's GIS administrator since June of 1998. GIS allows residents, city employees and visitors to visually display city data through maps and overlaid layers of various data, using mapping software and a variety of online tools. Some current uses of GIS in Marysville include infrastructure management, public works, growth planning and street improvements.

Doop's job is to provide mapping services for the city and he helps to create and maintain several in-house databases for public works. He has devoted significant time and energy toward building computer systems to help public works better track operational information needed for planning and reporting, says Gloria Hirashima, the city's community development director.

This past year, Doop expanded the capability of the public works "work management system" database that he designed to accommodate daily work reports from crew members so that the department can run more accurately and thoroughly capture daily operation information. One area where this database will increase efficiency is in tracking response to designated ice and snow routes and zones in the event of a snowstorm. Doop is working to integrate reports to meet the department's planning needs.

In addition, he designed and maintains the engineering requisitions database and has spearheaded the effort to increase public works content on the city's website, developing processes to make the posting of information as easy as possible.

"Dave genuinely cares about creating useful, usable systems that will benefit public works and, consequently, the city as a whole," Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall said at a recent City Council meeting where Doop was honored. "He is an asset to the city and worthy of accommodation."

Dave is an avid bicycle rider and commuter, and is an advocate for physical activity and bike commuting, both activities supporting larger city interests.

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