Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently named Application Developer Tahamidur Rahman as employee of the year.
The city’s employee of the year is selected from a group of champion employees nominated by their peers based on Sugar Land’s values that include open and honest communications, accountability, multicultural, people first and superior service.
“Taha shows superior service through all of his work,” said his four nominators, Human Resources Manager Sharon Maddings, Information Technology Manager Imelda Balane, Operations Manager Rob Bowman and Executive Assistant Dee Callaway. “He is supportive of other staff and always goes the extra mile.”
Rahman’s reputation is one of helping others. His work in upgrading the Sugar Land Information Central SharePoint has been instrumental in making the application faster and more efficient. In addition to his SharePoint administrator and developer roles, he has been vital in SharePoint user adoption in the organization all while contributing greatly on the Enterprise Resource Planning project.
His involvement with the city extends beyond his job description. Rahman was on a panel of city employees who participated in live broadcasts of race relations discussions called diverCITY, a Discussion of Race in America -- sessions spearheaded by Goodrum. The sessions focused on race relations in America, systemic racism/bias and what the city can or should do.
“I’m grateful to be selected as the employee of the year. I really appreciate the help and support of my coworkers. I’m blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team as well as a great work family,” said Rahman.
Rahman’s selection as employee of the year was made from the following group named 2020 Champion Employees: Alejandro Torres, Utilities; Beau Wetz, Fire-EMS; Ben Salgado, Public Works; Blake Martin, Purchasing; Blanca Kennedy, Engineering; Brian Dirks, Police; Carly Thompson, Airport; Cassandra Jackson, Police; Charlina Foster, Information Technology; Darryl Woytek, Support Services; Gabriel Ramirez, Utilities; Georgia Tate, Public Works; Herc Meier, Fire-EMS; Jacob Langerud, Parks and Recreation; Janie Martinez, Public Safety; Jayne Kimnell, Airport; Jennifer Williams, 311; Jose Moreno, Public Works; Katie Senior, Airport; Kellynn Sembera, Information Technology; Kevin Longtin, Police; Kyle Ricks, Utilities; Larry Hunter, Public Safety; Max Hunter, Police; Melissa Ledesma, Human Resources; Miguel Tapia, Public Works; Pat Bartling, Parks and Recreation; Quientin Thomas, Utilities; Ray Vela, Public Works; Reuben Morales, Public Works; Robert Overstreet, Fire-EMS; Robert Shaw, Utilities; Robert Witte, Public Works; Robin Neely, Human Resources; Rodolfo Hernandez, Public Works; Roel Ruiz, Fire-EMS; Ryon Bell, Utilities; Shakeela Sheik, Environmental and Neighborhood Services; Stephanie Everson, Public Works; Tracey Siu, Fire-EMS; and Tracy Nguyen, Environmental and Neighborhood Services.
Photo Caption: Pictured (L-R) are System Administrator Jack Chau and Rahman providing valuable support that enabled city employees to deliver essential city services and keep Sugar Land safe during 2020.