Employee Spotlight

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. 
Orlando Hernandez

January 2019

Planning Manager Orlando Hernandez started his career with the City of Fontana as an intern while he was attending college and was hired on as an Assistant Planner upon graduation. More than two decades and several promotions later, this Fontana native still enjoys giving back to his community by helping to guide growth and development in the City.   

Martin Gutierrez

December 2018

From bringing in new buses for the Senior Transportation Program to overseeing volunteers who staff Senior Programs, Community Services Coordinator and avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Martin Gutierrez strives to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for all at the Fontana Community Senior Center. 

Michelle Pinedo

November 2018

She may be new to the City of Fontana, but Community Services Coordinator Michelle Pinedo is already making a difference in the community doing what she loves - working in performing arts. If you attended the recent La Gran Fiesta at Miller Park Amphitheater, Michelle was behind this first-time event. 

Lynndee Gomes

October 2018

As a ray of sunshine, a bright smile and a positive spirit, this Training Specialist with the Fontana Police Department brings a little piece of Hawaii to Fontana. Say aloha to Lynndee Gomes, also known by her Hawaiian name Kaonohiokala, which translates to "Eye of the Sun." 

Freddie Fix

September 2018

If a swing breaks in any Fontana park, a shopping cart is left along the Pacific Electric Trail or a pipe springs a leak at the Heritage snack bar, who are you going to call? Well, there's a saying at the Public Works yard: "If you need something around the City, call Freddie." And who better to fix a maintenance problem than none other than City of Fontana's Maintenance Services Crew Chief, Freddie Fix? 

Karen Mattson

August 2018

You could say a career with the City of Fontana was meant to be for Account Clerk Karen Mattson. The former waitress spent years serving meals to city employees at one of the few sit-down restaurants in Fontana in the 1980s. Her ambitious and charismatic personality led to the then City of Fontana Finance Director encouraging her to apply for a part-time position as an account clerk in the Purchasing Division. She took a leap of faith, applied and as they say, the rest is history. 

View the 2016-2018 recipients below

Public Works

Management Services

Community Services


Community Development