Its second city move for two employees
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Two city of Wylie employees – Planning and Mapping Technician Lisa Price and Wylie Police Officer Brenda Martin – were working for the city when the municipal center on Hwy. 78 was the new facility in town – and they are still city employees.
Price’s background is engineering. “I started off as a draftsman for the Engineering Department,” she said. “Our city engineer left, and the Engineering Department was disbanded, and we contracted out for engineering work, so I was moved to the Planning Department.”
She said she started working for the city Nov. 2, 1987; three weeks later, the city moved into the “new” municipal complex. Prior to that, the Engineering Department was housed in what Price called the “old, dilapidated Public Works building on FM 544.”
Price has been married to her husband Gene for 30 years, and they have a 29-year-old daughter named Summer Lea and a son named Tanner Sterling, age 17. She has lived in Heath for 31 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of North Texas, then NTSU, in general crafts with emphasis in pottery, and a minor in industrial art, emphasizing woodworking. She was born in Dallas and, in her spare time, she enjoys crafts of all kinds; most recently, she’s been quilting.
Brenda Martin came to work for the city of Wylie in November 1986. She’s a K-9 Officer with the police department, which she has been for the past 11.5 years.
“I started working for the city of Wylie as an EMT,” she said. “I was one of two full-time ambulance personnel for the city when they purchased the ambulance service from Allen’s Funeral Home.”
When the city began contracting with a private ambulance service, she became a police/fire dispatcher. “I worked that position for approximately eight years. I then put myself through the Police Academy and became a police officer with the city of Wylie.”
Martin lives in Wylie. She was born and raised in the Dallas area, moving just outside Wylie when she was almost 17. She lived in Garland for several years, then moved to Wylie and has “been here ever since.” She has a son named James who is 29 and graduated from Wylie High School.
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