Brotton’s accomplishments include leading the Solid Waste Department’s efforts to pay off Solid Waste bonds and rebuilding a commercial solid waste business in 1987, the release stated.
In 1992, Brotton helped establish a free recycling drop-off center, and in 1995 he established the grassroots-based Keep Tyler Beautiful Program to promote anti-littering campaigns and waste reduction, along with beautification and education programs throughout Tyler, according to the release.
Brotton also created a garbage truck buy-back program so trucks are purchased and then sold back to the dealer after a 36-month period for nearly 75 percent of original cost.
During this time the trucks are under factory warranty, greatly reducing maintenance costs, according to the release.
He coordinated the establishment of the city’s Geographic Information System Department that led to a first of its kind partnership with Smith County and the 911 District.
He started an amortization fund for city vehicle replacement in 1988 that was fully funded by 1996, the release said. He also implemented the aerial photography project, rebuilt the Code Enforcement Department and worked with the city’s fleet manager to launch a compressed natural gas facility.
“Dan has been a tremendous asset for the city of Tyler, and we will miss his leadership,” Mark McDaniel, city manager, said in the press release. “On a personal level, I will greatly miss his business acumen and his servant leader’s heart.”