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ItemTrinity River Authority Project: David Holquin(2023) Erazo, SuzannaThrough David Holquin, the TRA network can be seen from a dual perspective. During his time as the Electric/Electrical Divisions Chief, he was able to learn the mechanical and electrical aspects that running a plant. Alongside his knowledge of the technical functions the equipment operated under, he was also able to learn about the water treatment processes as well. Now as the park supervisor for the Livingston Recreation Facility at Wolf Creek Park, he works with the community and directly with the lake and well water in the park. His career path allows us to see how the TRA applies its mission statement to its contract communities and visitors. Throughout David's career in maintenance and mechanical work, he had the opportunity to repair and assist in crises such as equipment malfunctions, flash flooding, and hurricane floods. He has also been able to represent the TRA at an international and local level through collaborative programs such as tours from visiting organizations to the daily upkeep and goals within Wolf Creek Park. Water treatment occurs add both large plants and smaller water treatment equipment at the parks, tying both stages of his career together. David makes note of the larger differences between the parks and the plants in terms of the magnitude of operation and differences in the way the community is served. The plants have larger teams and complex divisions as well as higher budgets to maintain the equipment necessary to serve regional communities. The park, on the other hand, serves guests from the local community and travelers that are passing through the state itself. The park’s water treatment occurs on a much smaller scale as its primary focus is to provide water to the campsites on the Park grounds. His recollection of his time at the TRA and his future goals during his time there is filled with determination and dedication to the advancement of procedures and functionality. This is especially true in terms of the park he manages now. He understands that the land will inevitably be in a state of constant deterioration but he aims to improve on the foundations and the care for the park for it to continue its functions for as long as possible. Through improved systems and the autonomous and skilled maintenance of the park, he is dedicated to creating an environment that represents the TRA and serves the community at large.