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. 
Olga Hernandez

May 2019

If you have ever taken a tour of the Fontana Police Department, had the opportunity to attend the Citizen Academy or participated in the Heroes and Helpers Program, Community Policing Technician Olga Hernandez is the friendly face behind many of the police department's community outreach efforts. 

Jeanette and Janette

Soul sisters Jeanette Hernandez and Janette Castellon Solares are the dynamic duo of the City of Fontana Community Services Department focusing on cultural arts. Even while sharing the same name, both bring their unique passion and dedication to enriching the lives of Fontana's children through a variety of cultural arts programs.

Larry Burks

March 2019

For the past 15 years, this City of Fontana employee has devoted himself to all things maintenance at City facilities through the Public Works Department. From painting to audio/visual installations to plumbing, Maintenance Services Worker II Larry Burks is always ready and eager to respond to all maintenance-needs big or small. 

Jamie Simmons

February 2019

Over 12,000 calls were made to the City of Fontana Animal Services Team in 2018 alone. If you made one of those calls, there's a good chance Animal Services Supervisor Jamie Simmons responded. From runaway tortoises to the three little piggies who lost their way, Jamie has handled every single type of call imaginable in her 24-year animal welfare career. 

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.   

View the 2016-2018 recipients below

Public Works

Management Services

Community Services


Community Development