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Our people. Serving our people.
Through a series of short video clips, City of Goodlettsville employees will give insight into their departments and talk about what they do each day to serve the community and residents of Goodlettsville. In total there are 14 videos. A new video will be featured each month from November 2017 through December 2018. The goal of the project is to give the Goodlettsville community the inside scoop of its municipal government. We are people here to serve ‘our people’.
Goodlettsville is highlighting the Parks and Recreation Department with Jennifer Spillers as the employee spotlight for January.
Jennifer Spillers is a Recreation Supervisor in the Parks and Recreation Department and has been employed by the City of Goodlettsville for ten years in various roles. In her current position, Jennifer plans programs and events for people of all ages, but has devoted the last few years to an area of passion for her – senior adults. The senior adult program is thriving under her leadership and has become a place of importance for many people in the community. Jennifer is also involved in many of the special events that the City conducts, most recently Halloween in the Park and the Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as family events like the upcoming Mother Son Night and Daddy Daughter Dance. Jennifer is a member of Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association and will serve on its Board of Directors in 2018.
Jennifer understands the role of Parks and Recreation and the positive impact that she can make on people’s lives by providing recreational opportunities.
The Codes and Building Safety Department with Mike Bauer were featured in December 2017.
Mike Bauer has been employed with the City of Goodlettsville for over ten years. Mike is the City’s Chief Codes and Building Safety Inspector, and he also serves as a Fire Investigator. Mike is a State Certified Building, Fire, Mechanical, and Plumbing Inspector which allows him to complete inspections for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, including examining architectural and engineering plans for code compliance. Mr. Bauer holds many International Code Council certifications and is also certified through various agencies as a Firefighter, Fire Instructor, and Fire and Explosion Investigator. Mr. Bauer has represented the City of Goodlettsville Codes Department while serving on the Middle Tennessee Codes Officials Association Executive Board, including the role as former president. Mike is a dedicated employee that takes his job seriously, and he is always expanding his job skills with training opportunities and studying code requirements.
The Police Department and Officer Rico Jones were featured in November 2017. Rico has served as an officer with the department since July 2013. He is assigned to Patrol and is a part of the frontline that works daily with our community and visitors. Rico was recognized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office as the Middle Tennessee Police Officer of the Year for 2016 for his efforts to save lives and reduce traffic crashes through traffic enforcement. He is a valued member of the department.