Saki Urushidani, Professional Engineer, Environmental Services

Saki began working for the City in 2017.

What are three words to describe the City of Springfield?

Supportive, knowledgeable and caring.

What advice do you have for prospective employees? 

Time flies at the City, so hold on tight!

If you could switch your job with anyone else within the City, whose job would you want?

A treatment plant biologist. The bugs they get to look at are so cool!

What’s something you’ve learned since working for the City? 

How to apply what I learned in school to real-life projects.

Why do you do what you do? 

I have always been passionate about the environment, and my job lets me help to improve the quality of our waterways here in Springfield in so many different ways.

What’s the hardest part of your job? 

There is so much to do and only so much time.

What’s the best part of your job? 

There is so much to learn, and I get to problem solve on a daily basis. I have already been given so many opportunities to grow and learn in my short time here.

What are you passionate about? 

Having a clean and safe environment for all to live in.

What do you admire about this organization?

Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Do you work to live or live to work? Why?

I live to work. My work gives me purpose and the opportunity to serve the community.

portrait of Saki Urushidani outdoors with a park stream in the background