Employee Excellence Award



    Chris Collins
    Senior Communications Systems Technician

    Chris Collins

    Chris started his County career as a Communications Systems Technician in February of 2017 and promoted to Senior Communications Systems Technician in November of 2017. Chris serves as a mentor to his fellow team members. Chris's extensive knowledge and experience in the technical field has also earned him the respect and trust of the department staff, external stakeholders, and customers.

    In addition to his leadership and mentor role for the Technical Division, Chris has worked tirelessly as the System Administrator for the countwide Silicon Valley Regional Communications System (SVRCS). As the System Administrator, Chris also manages the countywide radio communications fleet map utilized by all Santa Clara County stakeholders and regional public safety partners. Chris also provides technical advice to all county and neighboring agency's and their respective radio programmers. His attention to detail has played a critical role for accuracy of radio programming to allow seamless interoperable communication utilizing the new Silicon Valley Regional Communication System.

    Chris exhibits employee excellence core values as he is honest, dependable and always delivering high quality work. He is positive, takes initiative, provides solutions and leads by example. Furthermore, Chris regularly strives to foster and maintain internal and external partnerships to advance the county and department's mission, values and goals.

    Recognizing Chris as this year's Employee Excellence recipient is a fitting tribute for his continuous contributions demonstrating a sincere regard for the community we serve.

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