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Adam Bowling Retires from Code Enforcement after 16 Years of Service Share

Mar 23, 2021  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Code Enforce­ment Offi­cer Adam Bowl­ing has announced his retire­ment with the City of Mar­i­on after 16 years of ser­vice to pur­sue a new career in Infor­ma­tion Technology.

Since 2016, Bowl­ing has been tak­ing online col­lege cours­es, and last March grad­u­at­ed with a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence degree in IT with hon­ors from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Phoenix. 

It is some­thing I’ve always want­ed to do but nev­er had the oppor­tu­ni­ty until now,” said Bowling. 

Leav­ing his team is dif­fi­cult, explained Bowl­ing. I real­ly enjoyed work­ing with all of the peo­ple in my depart­ment and wish I could take them with me.”

Build­ing Com­mis­sion­er Jer­ry Foust­night over­sees the Code Enforce­ment Depart­ment. Adam has been very ben­e­fi­cial to our depart­ment. With his knowl­edge of IT, for exam­ple, he was instru­men­tal in set­ting up the pro­gram for prop­er­ty reg­is­tra­tion along with deal­ing with the state on aban­doned vehi­cles. It’s a sad time for us to lose Adam, how­ev­er, I wouldn’t ever hold any­one back from fur­ther­ing a career endeav­or. Adam is pur­su­ing his dream, and doing what is best for him and his family.” 

Chief Code Enforce­ment Offi­cer Jared Flo­rence stat­ed, For 16 years, Adam has been a great co-work­er, offi­cer, and friend. In his time here, he has made a huge impact on this city. He has always been at the fore­front of devel­op­ing ways to bet­ter enforce the city’s ordi­nances. He has been the pri­ma­ry prob­lem-solver for new ideas and tech­nol­o­gy being imple­ment­ed. He is going to be great­ly missed in our depart­ment, City Hall, and by our citizens.”

May­or Jess Alum­baugh expressed, Over the last 16 years, Adam has worked tire­less­ly to clean up our city. In many ways, it can be a thank­less job, but Adam has always ful­filled his duties with the utmost pro­fes­sion­al­ism. We wish him noth­ing but the best in this next phase of his life.”

Bowl­ing offered words of wis­dom for one wish­ing to pur­sue a career in the field. Don’t take any­thing per­son­al­ly. We are enforc­ing an ordi­nance, not nec­es­sar­i­ly our per­son­al pref­er­ence on these day-to-day cas­es, to improve our city.”

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