In Recognition of Jerry Way
In Recognition of Jerry Way
Congresswoman Doris O. MatsuiHON. DORIS O. MATSUI of California in the House of Representatives
Congressional Record: 114th Congress
Extensions of Remarks
29 September 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the career of Mr.
Jerry Way as the Director of Public Works for the City of Sacramento.
As his family, friends, and colleagues gather to celebrate his many
professional accomplishments, I ask my colleagues to join me in
celebrating this exceptional individual whose 36 years of service have
greatly benefited the City of Sacramento.
A graduate from California State University, Sacramento, Jerry began
his career in Public Works in 1980. As the City Traffic Engineer and
Streets Manager, Jerry led projects that greatly improved the
infrastructure of the State Capital. He was appointed Sacramento's
Director of Public Works in 2006. He managed over 400 employees and a
$100 million capital improvement budget, overseeing projects that
greatly enhanced public safety, raised the quality of life of my
constituents, and promoted environmental sustainability. His oversight
also included the operations and maintenance of more than 3,000 road
lane miles, 40,000 streetlights, and 10,000 parking spaces.
Jerry is well known throughout Sacramento for his ability to get
things done in City Hall. In recent years, he took on some of the
region's largest and most important projects, including the new
downtown arena, the Downtown Sacramento Streetcar, and the Delta Shores
and Railyards developments. His steady leadership, his sense of humor,
and his perspective over the last decade have been instrumental in
changing Sacramento for the better.
Because of his dedication to serving the public, Jerry was named as
one of the Top 10 Public Works Leaders in North America by the American
Public Works Association. Jerry served on the Board of Directors for
the Sacramento Tree Foundation and for the River District; he also
promoted environmental awareness in the Sacramento community through
his many sustainability projects. Jerry's extraordinary commitment to
raising the quality of life for the citizens of Sacramento has helped
make the state capital a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a
Mr. Speaker, I am honored to pay tribute to Jerry Way as he
celebrates his years of dedication to the City of Sacramento. I am sad
to see him leave public service; my constituents will miss his
commitment to improving their city. I ask all my colleagues to join me
in honoring Jerry's outstanding career and wishing him the best in
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