David Cook honored as he enters his 50th year of City service.

Fifty-Year Man

David Cook, front row, left, accepts a certificate from the Board of Public Works as he begins his 50th year of City service. Behind him are (from left) Clint Menk, Robert Potter, Kwasi Berko, David cook, Art Dibene, Barbara Romero, Azya Jackson, Simboa Wright, Julie Allen, Nicole Bernsen, Nelema Bhowmick and Jennifer Ly.

The Board of Public Works honored David Cook, Wastewater Collection Worker II, who entered his 50th year of City service.

The event took place Nov. 29.

At the Board of Public Works event honoring David Cook.

David Cook, a longtime Club Member, began his City service for Rec and Parks in 1974 before transferring to the Bureau of Sanitation and Environment in the Clean Water Conveyance Division.

He’s well known for his distinctive cowboy hat-style hard hat, and says he has no plans to retire at the moment.

Congratulations, David, and thank you for your outstanding five decades of service to Los Angeles!

The Club thanks Azya Jackson and Heather Johnson for information and photos of the event.