BY KATIE GERARD
Cooper began his career with North Ogden City in 2021 when he was hired to work alongside our longtime superintendent, Trent Wilkins, in the sanitary sewer department. Cooper was quiet and reserved and worked hard to learn his new role. A year and a half later a new opportunity became available, and Cooper applied for the apprentice mechanic position, where he would begin helping to maintain all vehicles in the North Ogden City fleet (snowplows, city, police vehicles, etc.) He was proud of this position change and was excited to work in mechanics because it’s something he enjoys and something that can help him in his day-to-day life. He’s got a couple of fantastic mentors in his new team, Tyrel Stark and Cooper Favero.
Over the past year, we have watched Cooper grow as a team member for North Ogden City and have enjoyed getting to know him as the confident and self-assured individual that he is. He’s fun to be around, is valuable to his department, and has a bright future with our city.
When Cooper isn’t changing the oil, rotating tires, fixing an engine issue, or keeping and maintaining the fleet in top-grade condition, he takes what he’s learned as a mechanic with him to his other job on his farm. He’s an ardent outdoorsman who likes riding his bike, snowboarding, and hunting.
His favorite thing about North Ogden City is the employees. “Everyone is so kind and willing to help anyone if help is needed.”
Cooper, Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and we appreciate you!