Welcome to the Connect Metro page of the Socket website! In Fall 2017, General Services piloted a new program for its employees designed to connect, inform, and engage staff via tours of innovative departmental projects. All employees were invited to register for one or both tours. Based on the highly successful pilot, General Services hopes to expand this program to additional city departments in 2018.
At eBid, over $60 million in revenue has been generated through the online sale of nearly 94,000 surplus and seized property items. Come learn how everything from mannequins and sneakers to motorcycles and even homes get sold through eBid. This online auction was among the first of its kind in the U.S., and has been a model for other cities. Kenneth Eads, who started the program, will be our tour guide. One of the few revenue-generating Metro operations, touring eBid is a fascinating experience!
Fire Station #19 is the first LEED® Platinum fire station in the entire southeast region! This facility is a showpiece for green and sustainable building practices. The fire station won both the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award in Building Green and the U.S. Green Building Council award for "Most Successful Community Engagement" in 2017. Come and see a working fire station in action and discover all the innovative features -- from solar panels to rain gardens -- that make Fire Station 19 special.