About – Donetta Powell

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Donetta Powell – Assessment Specialist

Donetta has been with the City of Raleigh Public Works Department Design/Construction Division since 2002. Her career began with her working as a Staff Support Specialist. She later advanced to become an Administrative Assistant and has recently been promoted to her current position as an Assessment Specialist.

Throughout the years she has worked with our Capital Improvement Projects, our financial processing and budgeting of both our Capital Improvement Project and Operating budgets.  She has worked with street improvement projects from conception through construction handling and assisting Division staff with correspondence, meetings, project bidding, and project financial oversight.  She has also continued her training by completing Capital Leadership courses.

In her current role, Donetta assists citizens with petitions for street and sidewalk improvements. She works closely with City Council, Departments, and staff to initiate petition projects for design and construction. When projects are completed she is involved with processing assessments for those projects.  She is also currently assisting with updating our Division website information.

In her spare time Donetta enjoys being with family, especially her grandchildren. She loves doing yard work, cooking, cleaning, organizing and shopping. She also loves going to Lake Gaston and Atlantic Beach often and still water skis and snow skis when she gets the chance.


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