In February 2011, Working Massachusetts began running our first radio ads across the state to share our members' stories directly with the public. Our ads feature public employees talking about their jobs and the people they help.

In this ad, you'll meet Bill Gode, the director of flood control management in the greater Boston area for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. When the rains of March 2010 caused extreme flooding across the state, the Moody Street Damn in Waltham was in danger of giving way in a catastrophic failure. Bill waded out into the treacherous rushing waters to operate the dam's release mechanism by hand and saved the nearby community.