September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Forty percent of Lancaster City residents identify as Hispanic or Latinx, which is reflected in our staff. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating our Hispanic employees and will feature a handful of them on our blog throughout the coming weeks. First up is Edwin Salgado, who works in the Bureau of Streets.
What is your position? Equipment Operator I, Bureau of Streets
But no, really, what does that position do? Drives truck for street reconstruction, leaf pick up, and I’m also a snow fighter.
How does your job relate to making Lancaster a better, safer, or more equitable community? Safer and cleaner streets.
What are your hobbies outside of your city position? Hunting and dominoes.
Where do you like to visit in town (restaurants, bars, parks, etc.)? I love visiting the Convention Center for events.
Do you have siblings? Kids? Pets? I have two sisters, one son and no dogs.
(If you don’t mind) What was your job before working for the City of Lancaster? I worked at Patterson Dental Supply as a packer.
What is one thing you wish people knew about your job/what are the most common misconceptions about your job? I wish people knew that we at the Street Department are very dedicated to our work, especially during snow and ice events. We put the residents of the City of Lancaster ahead of our families at times when it comes to our obligations during the winter months
What is your best, “Lancaster Moment?” My best Lancaster moment is always at the Mayor's Tree Lighting ceremony.
What’s your favorite song right now? I don’t have a favorite song, I listen to all kinds of music.