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

November 2019 Employee of the Month

Michael Cotton

Public Works/Field Services


Michael Cotton began his service with the City of Porterville in, December 1997, as the Laboratory Supervisor for the Public Works Department, Field Services Division.  He was promoted to Field Services Manager in August 2019. Among his job duties were obtaining state certification for City Laboratory set up and maintaining the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program. He has also updated the City’s Urban Water Management Plan and Sewer System Management Plan. Michael finds it enjoyable to work with and get to know other departments within the City.

Michael has been married to his wife, Janis, for 41 years. He has two children and six grandchildren.  In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and operating computer software for high school swim meets, recreational swim meets, and Central California Swimming teams, which he is currently an Administrative Official. He is also a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, building homes in the Porterville area.

Through the years, Michael has achieved several awards and certificates. Among them include: A bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award, California Legislature Assembly Award, and an Individual Volunteer Recognition Award on behalf of Tulare County Habitat for Humanity.


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