As my final day with the City of Ada comes to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about my experiences in my time working for the City. I’ll keep it fairly short.
For those that didn’t know I have worked in the IT/Media department here at Ada for a little over 2 years. When I started I was still finishing College at ECU here in Ada, so my role was only part time. When I graduated, Ada got together and decided to offer me a full time position. I was thrilled. My role was mostly desktop support at first, but evolved into much larger things like being in charge of the video/audio at our Movie Night at the Park that we held throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
I learned so much from the people I worked for, especially “The IT guy” Korry Rogers. Korry is only under contract with the City but you’d never know that based on how much he cares about the City of Ada and it’s success. He showed me so much in my time working with him and I wouldn’t be able to progress in the field if it weren’t for him. I am thankful that I got to work under such a hard working and knowledgeable guy that genuinely cares about people. Korry took a chance when he hired me, knowing I was no IT expert. He taught me so many things that I will carry on with me to my next job and for the rest of my life.
I will write another article after New Years Day filling everyone in on my next chapter.
To sum everything up; I loved just about every minute of my time with the City of Ada. I worked for some really great people, people that genuinely care about the City, it’s inhabitants, and their well-being. Cody, Angie, Lisa, Frank, Donna, Carl, and more all want Ada to be great, you see it everyday.
I learned a multitude of skills that I will carry on with me, along with the knowledge of a local government and how it operates.
Lastly I’d just like to add that I am very excited to continue living here in Ada. It’s a great time to be here with all the new stuff coming in, the streets constantly being improved, new pools, new parks, new ballfields, new Police Department, new Fire Department, tons of new restaurants, tons of new places to shop, the list goes on. The City of Ada is currently full of a bunch of people who genuinely want Ada to do well and it’s Citizens to be happy.
That’s the type of place I want to live in.