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Posted on: February 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Black History Month – Mike Parrish

Mike Parrish

When it comes to much of OPD’s Technology and keeping things running smoothly, we turn to Mike Parrish.  He’s the City of Odessa’s Director of Information and has been with us for many years.

Mike's passion for technology came from tinkering with electronics out of necessity. He laughs about how he and his brother would often mess up his first computer, which of course took money to fix. So after spending enough money on it, he learned how to fix it himself. He always stays on top of the latest technology trends and says the more technology evolves, the easier it makes life in technology support.

In his family, Mike says the most important things are faith, resiliency, and pride. Once they put their mind to something, they are going to work hard to accomplish it and make it happen! He attributes that to the roots of the African American Culture.

Faith, music, and good food - Mike is a huge fan of his family’s “Soul Food". Some of his favorite items:  cornbread, catfish, and sweet potato pie. We just hope he brings some of that over to the Odessa Police Department from time to time! Mike Parrish, thank you for all you do for OPD.

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