The City of Fontana takes pride in employing over 1,200 exceptional individuals. Our employees truly make the City of Fontana a diverse and unique place to work. What better way to showcase their passions, talents and stories than with an Employee Spotlight? All awardees were nominated by co-workers. Get to know City employees below.
A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure Fontana maintains its standing as a financially strong City. As Accounting Manager, Fontana native Jennifer Thompson assists with keeping all of the City's finances on track. In her position, Jennifer oversees Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, and Special District Accounting for the City. "Myself and my team are what I like to refer to as Guardians of the General Ledger; our responsibility is to guard the City’s finances," explains Jennifer.
Senior Public Works Inspector Travis Robertson works to keep Fontana's infrastructure safe for residents by doing what he loves most, and that is using a critical eye to ensure all projects are the best that they can be. From utility projects to capital improvement projects, Travis and his fellow inspectors perform inspections on an array of projects occurring throughout the City.
A lot of work goes into planning freeway interchanges, just ask Transportation Engineering Manager, Kevin Ryan who worked alongside Caltrans and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) to ease the flow of traffic by bringing five interchanges to Fontana. These interchanges are just a few of the exciting high profile projects that Kevin has worked on as he approaches his 20-year anniversary with the City of Fontana.
Associate Planner Rina Leung is the friendly face behind many of Fontana's development projects. She strives to ensure that new developments are well-designed and will benefit Fontana residents. Rina has assisted with various projects, including the environmental clearance for the Beech Avenue Extension Project, Pacific Industrial Warehouse II project on Sierra Avenue and South Fontana Sports Park.
Volunteer, mentor and church group leader can be used to describe this City of Fontana Community Services Coordinator. For the past seven years, City of Fontana employee Felix Bobo has devoted himself to Fontana by serving as a coordinator for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, youth group leader, and overseeing 14 after school program sites, all while maintaining a warm and welcoming personality.
Payroll is this City of Fontana employee’s passion. Payroll Coordinator Rita Coventry devotes herself in and out of work to educating her coworkers and community members on their paychecks, along with making sure everyone understands their taxes at the end of the year.
From traffic signals and roadway signage to major road projects and grant applications, Associate Engineer Dave Teater has played an immense role in how Fontana moves...literally! He takes pride in working to improve infrastructure throughout the City.
From the Fontana Days Run to the Festival of Winter, the City of Fontana's special citywide events bring thousands of residents together for a time of family fun. These events are successful due to the talented and passionate team behind the scenes, and leading that team is Bianca Morales.
It is your lucky day if you are assisted by City of Fontana Development Services Permit Aide Stacy Gonzalez at the front counter. Her warm nature and can-do attitude is a breath of fresh air for anyone in her presence. Stacy believes every problem has a solution and is eager to help Fontana residents and business owners navigate the Building and Safety Division.