The City of Victoria Public Works has hired Todd Jarisch as a project manager. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for planning, organizing, budgeting and managing the capital improvement program as well as Public Works projects. Jarisch has 15 years of project experience in technical engineering and design, project management and capital budget cost management. His professional experience includes working as a project design coordinator for KBR Engineering and working at the local Dow/DuPont facilities for Testengeer Engineering. Prior to this, he was a senior instrumentation and control systems project design coordinator for Wood Group, formerly Mustang Engineering, in Houston. Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Houston-Victoria.
The City of Victoria Legal has promoted Allison Lacey to first assistant city attorney. In this newly created role, she will serve as the assistant director of Legal and will fulfill the duties of the city attorney in the city attorney’s absence. She also will supervise the Municipal Court prosecution processes. Lacey joined the City of Victoria as the assistant city attorney Dec. 7, 2015. Prior to this, she was an assistant district attorney for Victoria County 2010-2014. During that time, she served as a prosecutor and misdemeanor supervisor. She has served on the board of directors for United Way of the Crossroads since 2018 and is currently the board secretary, and she has been a student mentor at Hopkins Elementary since 2016. Lacey earned her doctorate in law from Texas Tech University and her bachelor’s degree in English from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University.