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Q&A with Precinct 2's Lesbia Mendieta, Public Works, Road and Bridge Manager



Describe your role and how it impacts Precinct 2 residents.

As Road & Bridge manager, my primary responsibilities revolve around ensuring the functionality and safety of roads and drainage systems within Precinct 2. This involves prioritizing maintenance tasks, responding to emergencies promptly, and overseeing projects to enhance infrastructure. My team plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and convenience of Precinct 2 residents as they go about their daily lives.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The most rewarding aspect of my job is serving the Precinct 2 community. Each day brings new challenges, allowing me to positively impact residents' lives. Additionally, working with my dedicated team is a source of great joy. Their commitment and passion inspire me to strive for excellence continually.

What does Public Works mean to you? Do you have a story that you would like to share for Public Works Week?

Public Works embodies the hands-on approach to serving constituents and ensuring their safety. As an engineer, I've always valued the tangible impact of our efforts on the community. Our response to the recent windstorm was a memorable experience during Public Works Week. Our team worked tirelessly, day and night, to clear fallen trees and ensure road safety. The immediate relief and gratitude from residents highlighted the importance of our work in maintaining a resilient infrastructure.

More about Lesbia

My name is Lesbia Javiera Mendieta, though I often go by Javi. Originally from Nicaragua, I relocated to the USA in 2012. After graduating from Texas Southern University, I embarked on a career path aligned with my passion for engineering and construction with Harris County Engineering Department. Since joining Precinct 2 in January 2023, I've been committed to leveraging my skills and experiences to enhance residents' infrastructure and quality of life.