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Young takes a full-time position with Parks and Rec

Evan Young has begun a full-time assignment with the City.

Evan, who previously worked as a seasonal employee with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department during the past four years, stepped into a full-time opportunity, created by the resignation of Jayson Kingsbury and the promotion of Zach Anderson. Kingsbury left the City for a new job opportunity, and Anderson was promoted to the job he left behind: Building and Grounds Coordinator. That left a vacancy for Anderson’s former position: Laborer/Equipment Operator, which Evan stepped into just before the holidays.

Evan is a graduate of the Nevada Class of 1977. He was the second-oldest of six children in the Roy and Donna Young family. His father has passed, but his mother, Donna, still resides in Nevada.

Evan said his main activities in high school were DECA and wrestling. After high school, he worked for 38 years at Universal Harvester, starting as a laborer and working his way up to production supervisor. He also worked for a few years at Neighbors Heating and Cooling.

His wife, Kristi, died about five years ago. They had one son, Ryan, a Nevada High School graduate 2010 who lives and works in Ames.

In his free time, Evan enjoys watching Iowa State sports teams and reading, and he recently acquired an antique tractor he plans to tinker with.

As for working full-time hours at the City, Evan is looking forward to it. “I’ve liked the people I’ve worked with in the City, and I like how there is help between departments. I also like taking care of the City parks and making them look good.”

–Written by Marlys Barker, City of Nevada

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