Brighton's Corey Brooks Named Wastewater Operations Specialist of the Year!
City of Brighton Utilities Crew Leader Corey Brooks was recently honored at the Michigan Rural Water Association Annual Conference with the 2017 Wastewater Operations Specialist of the Year award.
Corey Brooks began working for the City of Brighton back in 1985 as a part-time seasonal employee; in 1986 he was hired full-time to work in the Department of Public Works; in 1989 he transferred to the Wastewater Division. Through years of dedicated service Corey has gained the knowledge and experience to be one the best operators in the wastewater industry. He not only leads by example, but has the passion to teach and pass-on his knowledge and skills with the staff he works with daily, justifying his promotion to Crew Leader in 2011.
Corey holds operator certifications from the State of Michigan in both Water (S-1,D-1) and Wastewater (B,C,D), his primary responsibilities are to oversee the City’s 2.25 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility and the City’s Collection System, while providing additional support to the Water Department when needed.
Utilities Director Tim Krugh endorsed Corey, “It’s an honor, as Corey’s boss, co-worker of over 30 years, and friend to nominate Corey Brooks for this award for his 30+ years of devoted service with the City of Brighton and the community he continues to serve.“