Development Services announces promotions
George Zbranek recently was promoted from building inspector III to assistant building official. Zbranek has worked for the City of Victoria since 2002 in Parks and Recreation, Development Services and Public Works. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Zbranek rejoined Development Services as an interim inspector and was instrumental in helping manage the increased workload.
Zbranek holds the following International Code Council certifications: Residential Plumbing Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner, Commercial Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Commercial Plumbing Inspector, Building Inspector and Plumbing Inspector. He is also licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.
Maggie Bergeron recently was promoted from transportation planner to planning administrator. Bergeron joined the City of Victoria in April 2018 as a transportation planner, overseeing the Victoria Metropolitan Planning Organization transportation grant program.
Bergeron earned a Master of Science degree in sustainability studies from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Texas Lutheran University.
Celeste Menchaca recently was promoted from community development planner to development coordinator. Menchaca joined the City of Victoria in February 2018 as a planner. In November 2018, Celeste became the City’s community development planner, overseeing the Community Development Block Grant funds issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Menchaca earned a Master of Arts degree in legal studies and a post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice, with a minor in legal studies, from the University of Texas at San Antonio.