October 30, 2018. From left to right: Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis, Bob Nowak, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Council Member Michael Kubosh
Robert Nowak is a twenty-four-year employee of the City of Houston and has been the webmaster for two decades. During this time, he has served four mayors, four controllers, 62 council members and 26 different supervisors.
As Webmaster, Robert Nowak has been responsible for all web content for the mayor and several city departments, the controller, and city council, including four rebrands of the city website. Each year, he has completed over 1,700 service requests for over 1,000 unique web pages, responding to each in a professional and timely manner. In early 2018, Robert Nowak was one of the team leads for the City of Houston’s website re-brand, which saved taxpayers an estimated $200,000.
In August 2017, the greater Houston area experienced a life-altering natural disaster. Houstonians dealt with devastating losses because of Hurricane Harvey, with unprecedented amounts of rain and flooding, along with widespread destruction. Robert Nowak went above and beyond his role as webmaster for the City, as Houston worked to recover. He assisted by providing exemplary service during extremely difficult times and worked around the clock to assist with the retrieval, hosting and distribution of vital information.
On October 30, 2018, Robert Nowak will be honored for his 20 years of service and leadership as webmaster. The City of Houston commends and appreciates Robert Nowak on his exceptional expertise and diligent service that has helped sustain and re-brand the City of Houston’s website, improving its usability for all Houstonians, and extends best wishes for continued success.
THEREFORE, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim October 30, 2018, as
Robert Nowak Day
in Houston, Texas.
October 30, 2018 City Council Meeting