Public Works is a huge department in the City of Falls Church. From
Urban Forestry to Street Crews—there are a lot people that help make the
City run smoothly. Joe Dowling is one of them.
Dowling is a
Backhoe Operator and Crew Leader and has dedicated his life to this
job—working for an astonishing 34 years for the City.
beyond words, Dowling is an exceptionally talented employee, hardworking
and eager to work. Each day for Dowling is different. On any given day
he might be working on concrete, asphalt, leaf collection, snow removal,
storm sewer repair, sanitary sewer repair, or the water main system.
“I do whatever is needed of me and I do it to the best of my abilities,” said Dowling.
Robert Goff, the Superintendent of Operations, Public Works Division
has been supervising Dowling for 17 years and was quick to praise
Dowling’s hard work. “He works around the clock and works non-stop. He
is my right-hand man. He is a jack of all trades.”
Dowling knows how to have a good time. He and the team named the backhoe Jolene—which they affectionately refer to as “Jo-Jo.”