Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

February 2013 Employee of the Month

Lupe Diaz

Community Development Department

Lupe has been with the City since 2007 in the Housing Division of the Community Development Department and has recently taken on the duties of Development Associate.  She is responsible for the administration of the CDBG grant program as well as managing the housing programs, including the First Time Homebuyer Program, the Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program, and the Public Utility Assistance Program for low-income households.  Lupe also monitors several multi-family housing projects within the City. For the past five years, Lupe has been the coordinator of Project Homeless Connect and the annual Point in Time Survey. Her involvement with the Kings/Tulare County Continuum of Care on Homelessness has given her the opportunity to assist individuals that find themselves in need. Most recently, while coordinating with Family Services, she has had the satisfaction of assisting to house four homeless individuals through the Shelter Plus Care Program.

Lupe describes the most enjoyable part of her job as being able to assist those in need, reaching out to the community and making a difference wherever possible. Her motto is, “Give whatever you have, help with whatever you can, and start wherever you are.”

Lupe has two children; a daughter, Daniella, age 24, who teaches first grade at Kennedy Elementary in Lindsay, and a son, Samuel, age 22, who is attending College of the Sequoias and works as assistant manager at Guitar Center-Visalia.Lupe enjoys reading, walking, and cooking. Lupe loves antiques and thrift store shopping. She finds her recent hobby of painting furniture in shabby chic style rewarding and relaxing. She attends Porterville Believers Church.

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