If you hear “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” or “Somebody’s Watching Me” being sung inside Nevada City Hall or the Senior Center, it might be our new cleaning lady at work!
Amy McCoy has been hired as a maintenance/cleaning worker for the two City buildings, and she admits she likes to sing while she cleans, and her favorite songs come from the 1980s.
McCoy started cleaning for the City last week and loved hearing how pleased the workers at City Hall were with the job she was doing. “The people are so nice here,” she said.
She loves when she hears how pleased people are with her work. That’s part of the joy she gets from cleaning. “People are always saying thank you, because my work takes the load off of them,” she said. She enjoys when others can feel the joy of coming home to a clean house or can enjoy a cleaner workplace.
McCoy said cleaning has come to her naturally. A mother of four, she said she started cleaning at home when she became a stay-at-home mom. Eventually, she got out of her house and cleaned for others.
Most recently, she worked for about eight years for an aunt at Blessed Hands Cleaning in Boone. She also has worked as a licensed cosmetologist, and she worked for a while at Innovative Lighting in Roland.
But it’s cleaning she enjoys most. She has started her own cleaning service, Ame to Clean, and the City of Nevada is one of her newest clients. She’ll spend 15 to 20 hours a week working for the City.
McCoy is a 1997 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She and her husband, Adam, who works at 3M, live in Ames.
Two fun things to know about McCoy:
1) Vacuuming is her favorite cleaning task because, she said, “I have a cordless vacuum and can go whereever and do whatever is needed with it.”
2) Her favorite new cleaning product is “The Pink Stuff.”
—Written by Marlys Barker, City of Nevada