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Forrest Jones named public works director in Garner

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February 15, 2017
By Aaron Moody
amoody@newsobserver.com


 

Years of working alongside Town Manager Rodney Dickerson helped Forrest Jones win his bid for the position of Garner public works director.

What others had to say about Jones solidified Dickerson’s Feb. 3 decision to promote him.


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“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November. 


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“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November.


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“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/garner-cleveland-record/article132421484.html#storylink=cpy

“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/garner-cleveland-record/article132421484.html#storylink=cpy

“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/garner-cleveland-record/article132421484.html#storylink=cpy

“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/garner-cleveland-record/article132421484.html#storylink=cpy

“I’ve been working with him the 15 years I’ve been here on a number of different projects, and he’s always been a valuable resource,” Dickerson said. “He’s just really good at getting things done, especially being a former operations manager, but he’s also shown that he’s competent on the administrative side.”

Jones has been with public works department since 2001, starting as a streets supervisor. He worked his way up the ranks to assistant public works director and held that position for six years until he was named interim director after Paul Cox retired in November.


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Dickerson said his familiarity with Jones made the appointment easier but not automatic.

“He did have to go through a process where he had to provide me some information and also an interview, and then I also just assessed how he’s done since he’s been the interim,” Dickerson said. “Some of the other comments I got, from some other peers of his, kind of cemented the deal.”

Jones said becoming the department head had been a goal of his ever since being named assistant director.

He credited Cox for helping prepare him for the next step in his career.

“Paul provided myself as well as our team a number of opportunities over the years to do more, take on more responsibility and gain some of that valuable experience so you’re not finding yourself gaining that experience once you’re in that role,” Jones said.

Dickerson praised Jones’ involvement in helping the town’s public works department become the first in the state to earn accreditation from the American Public Works Association.


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