Employee celebrates 47 years of service with the City of Dallas
1969 was a watershed year for America. Richard Nixon was president. Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. The average yearly income was $8,500 and gasoline was 35 cents per gallon. It was also the year Nim Cash began his career with the City of Dallas.
The field services supervisor has performed many roles over the past four decades, from transfer truck driver, garbage and brush truck driver, landfill heavy equipment operator to trainer and supervisor.
Cash is no stranger to hard work.
At 15 he worked for Charlie Lay (of Frito Lay) as a fry cutter and packer. A few years later he joined the Air Force, serving a total of 11 years; six of those years at Grand Prairie’s Hensley Field. Before beginning his career with the City, he also worked for JH Rose Truck Line, Red Ball, Motor Freight and Sears Roebuck.
Ironically, his original plan was to work for the City only one year. He never intended to make it a career. Today, 47 years later, Cash is one of more than 13,000 City employees who serve the citizens of Dallas every day.