Paula Johnson and Mitchel Davis were recently named the 2020 Supervisor of the Year and Employee of the Year, respectively, by the Richardson Rotary Club. The awards, given by the Club since 1992, are specially designed to recognize City employees who made significant contributions during the past year.

Johnson has been Environmental Services Superintendent since joining the City in April 2017. In this role, she supervises 99 full-time employees in the Solid Waste and Custodial Services divisions. Johnson was noted for her commitment to the Richardson community in continuously providing resolutions to customer concerns, voluntarily working many extra hours to meet the needs of residents, and adapting Custodial Services to the changes required due to the pandemic.

Davis joined the City of Richardson in August 2005 and is currently a Senior Water Quality Specialist in the Health Department. He is the primary City employee responsible for meeting inspection criteria established within the Capacity, Management, Operations and Maintenance program, working with food establishment operators, and has created a data tracking system that has increased efficiency in the process.