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.
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.
As a science and technology aficionado, Shannon Burndred has felt right at home working for the City of Fontana Information Technology Department for the past 12 years. In that time, she has been a part of applying the technological advances to help employees serve the public more efficiently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.