Jerry Mitchell graduated high school early and began working for the City of Nevada in the street department at the age of 17. Jerry has worked with all equipment, but lately has been known as the "sweeper guy."
In Jerry’s written letter of resignation he stated, "After having several bosses through the years, mayors, Council members, and of course the people of Nevada, I am looking forward to having only one boss, my wife." Jerry stated that he has enjoyed his years at the city and the people he has met along the way.
Jerry wants to thank his co-workers and the workers that passed while he has worked for the city, namely Don Tillotson, Dick Mensing, Richard Smith, Jim Johnson, Lavern Ludeman, Mike Oxley and Steve Herr.
The public is invited to an open house on Jerry’s last working day, which is Friday, May 31. The event will be held from 2:30–4 p.m. at the Street Maintenance Facility at 1410 Eighth St., so folks can thank Jerry for his years of service and congratulate him on his future endeavors. Also, Jerry’s 55th birthday is the following day, June 1.
A short program will begin at 3:15 p.m. Said City Administrator Elizabeth Hansen, "The city of Nevada staff sincerely appreciates Jerry’s dedication, hard work, his stories and sense of humor. Jerry will absolutely be missed."