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Tracy Stalnaker recognized for working with FEMA

SEGUIN, Texas – The city was fortunate to miss a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey, but the high winds still caused a large amount of trees and vegetation to come down around town. Numerous city crews prepared for the storm including our finance department.

Assistant Finance Director Tracy Stalnaker is being recognized for her effort before, during and after Harvey as the November 2017 Employee of the Month. She was tasked with documenting all costs associated with the storm including staff overtime and other resources/equipment used.

“I do like being challenged and Harvey definitely provided that opportunity.  It was a high pressure situation, but with the help of the other departments, I think we were able to handle it very well,” said Stalnaker.

She was nominated by Finance Director Susan Caddell who describes the tedious work entailed.

“She made sure all departments were aware of Texas Municipal League requirements for claims assistance; as well as getting the supervisors and directors prepared with the correct FEMA forms and what needed to be submitted for proper documentation… for possible reimbursement from FEMA,” wrote Caddell.

After the storm came through, she made sure all of the paperwork was accurately completed before sending it off to FEMA. Stalnaker says it’s a complicated process.

“You never know what they will ask for, so you have to document and keep everything that may be of some importance later on,” added Stalnaker.

Recently, FEMA representatives let the City Manager know how impressed they were with how organized, timely and complete the City of Seguin’s submission was due to Stalnaker’s hard work.