Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

February 2014 Employee of the Month

Mike Patterson

Parks & Leisure Services

Mike Patterson has been employed with the City of Porterville for 25 years.  He was hired as a Parks Maintenance Worker I in 1989.  Mike was promoted to a Parks Maintenance Worker II in 1991 and to a Parks Maintenance Worker III in 1993.  His main duties while serving in that position for 19 years was to oversee the maintenance of the golf course and pool. 

Mike was promoted to Acting Supervisor in February 2012 and then became Parks Superintendent in July 2012.  Due to an unexpected health issues suffered by his wife, Mike will be retiring this month and he will move onto a more important role of taking care of his wife and spending time with his family.  Mike was extremely well liked by his co-workers, took pride in his work and was very dependable.

During Mike’s brief Superintendent stint, his tremendous attitude and vision paved the way for the Parks Division to make some significant, positive strides.  Mike did a fantastic job keeping project costs under budget and he always was thinking of creative ways to save money.

Mike is married to Patricia and has a son, Kevin, (daughter-in-law Shanuda), daughter Alicia, and two grandchildren, Kamry and Kasen.

His hobbies include fishing, camping, reading and woodcarving.  When asked what he liked most about his job, Mike stated working on projects with the parks crew to improve the parks and other areas of town, and the lifelong friendships he developed over his years with the City.

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