We adjourn tonight’s meeting in memory of one of our own City staffers, Kerry Breyer, a highly respected Civil Engineer who worked for the City for the past 21 years.
Kerry came to the City in 1994 as a consultant to assist with the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake. She was hired full time in 1996 as an Assistant Engineer. Her skill, expertise and dedication were evident in every project she took on and she advanced through the organization over the years, ultimately becoming a Senior Engineer in 2006.
Kerry had a keen eye for detail and was extremely organized. She had many accomplishments with the City and played a key role in many significant projects such as:
- The Golden Valley Road portion of the Cross Valley Connector between Sierra Hwy and Centre Pointe Parkway.
- She led the City Hall Remodel project to create the Permit Center that exists today.
- And was key in the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Expansion.
Kerry was bright, conscientious and kind. She is remembered as one of those rare people who saw the humanity in everyone and would be the first to offer her friendship to anyone who was fortunate enough to cross her path.
She was an avid scuba diver and traveled the world to pursue her passion for diving. She connected with people easily and frequently traveled with friends and coworkers who were happy to share her adventures.
Kerry’s many friends and City family are deeply saddened by her untimely passing and will miss her terribly, but feel fortunate that the physical reminders of her work and passion will endure throughout our City, just as her friendship will live on in our hearts. Today would have been Kerry’s 49th birthday.
Our hearts go out to Kerry’s family and we extend our deepest sympathies to them during this difficult time.