Robinson joined the Public Works Department last week as the new Civil Engineering Technician. He began his job knowing that his passion for mixing the outdoors and indoors will play a big part in the position that entails a variety of community rehabilitation projects with roads, sidewalks and public safety. "I enjoy the physical aspect of my job working on projects that brings me outside working with the public but equally, I like being inside with the cerebral stuff researching material like storm drains," said Robinson. "I appreciate being able to apply research to different aspects of the job and tying it all together," he added.
Robinson began his education and career in Wisconsin as a surveyor for a private company and from there his career evolved and developed into a full-fledged interest in the engineering field. He holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Business and Economics from Benedictine University.
His surveying job eventually led him into more civil engineering practices with a position that bridged his experiences between the private and public worlds. "I have padded my experiences with all kinds of different projects and genre that eventually led me to working in the public arena for the last ten years," explained Robinson.
Robinson sees it as a personal challenge to extend his knowledge about Lombard and plans on spending some private time with his wife and family exploring the downtown area, shopping and eating at the local restaurants. "I believe that it is important to be aware of the community you are working in and to experience things from the resident's point of view," said Robinson. "I am looking forward to attending local events, meeting people and getting to know Lombard," he added.
Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer II for the Village of Lombard welcomes Robinson to the Public Works Department. "I am glad to have Mike on staff. He has a wealth of previous municipal experience and will be an asset not only in the Engineering Division but to the Village of Lombard as well," said Schwab.