Supervisors recognize retiring county surveyor 

Colusa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Evans, right, presents a proclamation on Dec. 11, recognizing the exemplary service of Daryl Pride, land surveyor/assistant engineer (center), upon the occasion of his retirement, as his boss Public Works Director Scott Lanphier looks on.

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors recognized Daryl Pride last week for more than 32 years of exemplary service and commitment to the Department of Public Works.

Pride, who has worked for the county since Oct. 13, 1986, retired at the end of 2018 as the county land surveyor/associate engineer.

Board Chairman Gary Evans presented Pride with a proclamation extending their appreciation and congratulating him on his retirement.

“Mr. Pride has always demonstrated continued dedication and commitment to excellence in the performance in his job duties, having displayed efforts above and beyond the call of duty, in order to better support the Colusa County Department of Public Works and the citizens of Colusa County,” Evans said.

Pride began his career as an engineering technician, and was promoted several times over the years.

Evans said he was paramount to the introduction of Computer Aided Design to Public Works, bringing the department into the computer design age, and has consistently kept up with the latest in CAD technology, which has allowed the department to perform internal designs more efficiently for all matters of public works efforts.

Pride also took it upon himself to study for the California Professional Land Surveyor exam, and passed the exam the first time, an almost unheard of feat, county officials said.

Public Works Director Scott Lanphier said Pride is one of the finest employees he has worked with.

“In my short time here, I have seen an amazing amount of work being accomplished,” Lanphier said. He is very professional; always dedicated.” ■

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