Each year, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognizes 25 outstanding individuals for their news-making achievements in the field of engineering and/or public works. According to the ENR, these individuals “work in the public and private sectors, in the U.S. and abroad, and for employers of all sizes. But they have in common the spirit to go above and beyond their day jobs to give back in many different ways.”
In 2019, The Town of Paradise was proud to learn Marc Mattox, Public Works Director and Town Engineer, was recognized for his outstanding work in response to the Camp Fire. Even after losing his own home, in the days and months after the fire Mr. Mattox worked long hours to coordinate the removal of hazards such as trees, power lines, and cars from roadways to allow the Town to reopen to residents. These efforts, in addition to his day-to-day dedication to his job, helped earn him this national recognition from the ENR.
In his 10+ years with the Town of Paradise, Marc feels called to help rebuild after the fire. “Paradise is a special place, and I feel honored to be in a position to help our community rebuild.”