Millbrae Employee Spotlight: Paul Neily
“What makes the City a great place to work in is the people I work with.”
Paul Neily began working full-time for the City of Millbrae in July 2005, after a year of part-time work. For over a decade, he has supported and improved both the Parks and Recreation Departments.
Starting in the Recreation Department, Paul worked fun club summer camps as a Rec leader and served as the off-site coordinator for the fun club after summer school each year. He also coached after-school sports, from basketball and volleyball to football, and kept score for many of the adult sports. After eight years, Paul wanted to show his love for his community in a different way: he began working in the Parks Department.
“No matter what position you are, in any job, there is always room for improvement,” said Paul. “I try and go to as many classes as possible to better myself and the crew. There is nothing we can’t do as a team.”
The Parks Department takes care of Millbrae’s parks as well as everything green in the city; this includes lawns, trees, plants, weeds, and medians. In addition, Paul and his team members make sure the main streets, parking lots, and civic center remain litter free.
“One of the most rewarding things about my role is when countless people come up to me—from all over the peninsula—and compliment us on how pristine our parks and sports fields are. It is a testament not only to me, but the whole crew that constantly works so hard on them. This is the best team that I’ve been a part of.”
Humble and hardworking, Paul Neily has helped change Millbrae for the better over the last thirteen years, even working numerous weekends if called upon. Moreover, he continually supports his team members; with their success, the entire City benefits and grows.
Although he no longer works directly with members of the community, his role is still one that brings the community together and allows residents of all ages to love where they live. Thank you, Paul, for your inspiring teamwork and your dedication to improving Millbrae.