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Category: Dean Allison Internship

Traffic Division welcomes new Dean Allision intern Kelly Abey!

Kelly Abey joined DPW on June 16th as the 6th annual Honorary Dean Allison Intern. She has lived in San Rafael her whole life until college, where she goes to UC Davis. She recently finished her third year at Davis, double majoring in Environmental Policy, Analysis, and Planning and Sustainable Environmental Design. She is extremely … Continued

Honorary Dean Allison Exit Letter from Madison Tigbao

Hello, I am Madison Tigbao and I was honored to be the Dean Allison Intern of Summer 2022. I never met Dean Allison, but I heard many great stories about him and how he helped the San Rafael community. His internship meant so much more to me because my mother was fortunate to have had … Continued

Honorary Dean Allison exit letter from Justin Lin

I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Dean Allison: he was Public Works Director around 6 years before I was accepted for an internship here at DPW. But everybody everywhere had something positive to say about him: He was kind, caring, empathetic, and led the department with a true passion for helping others. In his … Continued

New Honorary Dean Allison Intern

Please welcome the Public Works Departments new Honorary Dean Allison Intern, Madison Tigbao. Madison is a structural engineering major at the University of California San Diego, and she is excited about learning what Public Works department does before returning to school in September. Interesting fact her mother, who is the Public Works Director for Vallejo, … Continued

New additions to DPW’s Engineering team!

The engineering team in Public Works recently welcomed new fixed term Junior Engineer Alysia Reyes and Dean Allison intern Justin Lin. Alysia came to us after interning for the City of San Jose Department of Transportation for over two years. Her experience in pavement and curb ramp projects will be a great addition to the … Continued

Honorary Dean Allison exit letter from Sophie Martinez

While I was not fortunate to have known Mr. Allison, I had heard of what he meant to the City as the Public Works Director. Enthusiastic. Dedicated. Dean Allison built strong relationships and cared immensely for both his employees and the public. Having the opportunity to learn about Public Works under his name as the … Continued

Recruitment for next “Dean Allison Intern”

Many people in our community were touched by the late Public Works Director Dean Allison. He was not only an incredible public servant, but also a dear friend. After his passing, the City created the Dean Allison Internship. The first recipient, Thomas Wong, wrote this moving piece about spending a day with Dean and the … Continued

Honorary Dean Allison Internship

“Seeing his legacy not just at Public Works but throughout the City of San Rafael inspires me to continue learning, growing, and making a difference in the community.” – Former Dean Allison Intern Thomas Wong, former Dean Allison Intern, was recently featured in a Marin Independent Journal story about his experience. Also, read his personal … Continued

My Experience as a Dean Allison Intern

A Day with Dean By Thomas Wong Former Honorary Dean Allison Intern, and current Junior Civil Engineer I had the honor of meeting Mr. Dean Allison only once. I had finished a degree in civil engineering a few years prior and continued to work in the construction industry as I had done for many years. … Continued

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