Employee Spotlight – Char Jones

Char joined the Parks and Recreation Department in 2015 and is now the Parks Crew Lead. She is very skilled at what she does and always makes sure the equipment is in tip-top shape and her team is taken care of; she encourages them to drink plenty of water on those hot summer days and double checks that they all have their personal protective equipment ready to go before they head out for the day. Char and her team mow and trim three or four parks each day, some days spraying for weeds and trimming tree branches. Many residents have stopped Char in the parks to compliment her and the Parks and Recreation Department for their detailed mowing and precise edging.

When the summer mowing ends, Char and her team switch gears, put their holiday hats on, and start decorating our city with beautiful light displays, Santa’s house, the beautiful nativity scene, among other holiday traditions. When the snow is flying, Char helps with the snowplow operation, and as her supervisor, Tiffany Staheli, says, “She often goes out of her way to help others and to make things easier for other members of our team.” Char has her commercial driver’s license, pesticide applicator license, and is currently working on getting her certified irrigation technician license. Her attitude is, “I never limit myself to what I could learn, I’m always looking for ways to improve myself and the parks.”

Char was recently nominated by fellow peers and awarded the city’s PEAK Award, which is awarded to an employee for being Progressive, Enthusiastic, Ambitious, and Knowledgeable. Char is every one of those and more. Char is fun to work with, and that is noticed by her team and the residents she interacts with. On her downtime, she loves paddle boarding, playing disk golf, snowboarding, and hanging out with her friends and family at BBQs.

Char grew up in North Ogden and has always loved the “small-town” feel. She “loves working for a city where everyone knows each other.” Her favorite things about North Ogden are the view of the mountains and being able to overlook the whole city at night.

Thank you for your continued service to our city! We appreciate you!

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