Employee Spotlight

Danny Robinson Share

Jun 4, 2020  |  Web Administrator

Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Direc­tor Dan­ny Robin­son has been an employ­ee of the City of Mar­i­on since 2005. He is the sole IT employ­ee for the City and always has a full work­load. His job is vital to com­mu­ni­ca­tion, infor­ma­tion, safe­ty and secu­ri­ty. Before the health pan­dem­ic dis­rupt­ed nor­mal oper­a­tions, Robin­son was already work­ing on week­ends and evenings with nor­mal duties. In ear­ly March of 2020, Robin­son took on new chal­lenges. He has set up mul­ti­ple employ­ees with remote capa­bil­i­ties to help them to per­form job func­tions from home. He has fre­quent­ly assist­ed with video con­fer­enc­ing imple­men­ta­tion and/​or sup­port. All of the extra assign­ments fall on top of his dai­ly rou­tine, but he tack­les one job after another.

May­or Jess Alum­baugh stat­ed, Dan­ny Robin­son has been an inte­gral part of the City for over 15 years. Dan­ny is always the first to arrive and the last to leave. Not only has Dan­ny been a sol­id team play­er, his ded­i­ca­tion to keep­ing our sys­tems run­ning smooth­ly deserves recognition.”

City of Mar­i­on Deputy Con­troller Lyn­da Faw is one of many employ­ees who has received assis­tance from Robin­son. Danny’s a one man oper­a­tion for the entire City. He takes calls day and night. I have per­son­al­ly called him late nights or ear­ly morn­ings for com­put­er relat­ed issues. Dur­ing this pan­dem­ic, on top of set­ting up sev­er­al peo­ple to remote in’ and work from home, Dan­ny has been installing a new phone sys­tem. He’s real­ly the back­bone of the City Hall oper­a­tion, mak­ing sure every­one can do their work. I think often times because things are work­ing prop­er­ly, we over­look who is the mas­ter­mind behind it!”

Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions Direc­tor Lay­la Price-Bod­kin is an employ­ee who has recent­ly received assis­tance from Robin­son. Dan­ny wears many hats, and there are more and more hats that fall under IT, espe­cial­ly as we endure this health cri­sis. Dan­ny has had to prob­lem-solve on the fly,’ and han­dle unprece­dent­ed tasks on top of his main func­tions. I don’t know what the City would do with­out his knowl­edge and his abil­i­ty to adapt and press through each day. I speak for many in say­ing we are so thank­ful for him.”

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