Andy Davis Share

Oct 1, 2020  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Andy Davis was hired in May of 2017 to serve as the City of Marion’s Direc­tor of the Splash House under the Parks & Recre­ation Depart­ment. Each year, Davis dili­gent­ly coor­di­nates the hir­ing of sum­mer employ­ees at the Splash House to serve as life guards and sup­port staff. He also over­sees the dai­ly oper­a­tions of the water park and works with Parks staff to keep it main­tained and make improvements.

In the spring of 2020, when the new coro­n­avirus, COVID-19, broke out, May­or Jess Alum­baugh made a tough deci­sion. As a result of the pan­dem­ic, we were unable to safe­ly open the Splash House for the sea­son. Andy stepped up and took on new respon­si­bil­i­ties, not only in help­ing man­age the Parks Depart­ment office, but in assist­ing our staff at the Gar­dens of Mat­ter Park. His con­tri­bu­tions have been invalu­able. Andy is a true team play­er!” expressed May­or Alumbaugh.

City­wide Main­te­nance Super­in­ten­dent, James Loftis, is Davis’s direct super­vi­sor over­see­ing the main­te­nance of all city parks. Loftis shared the Mayor’s sen­ti­ment regard­ing Davis being a true team play­er. Andy has had to alter his duties tem­porar­i­ly, but has remained pos­i­tive. He has worked in the Gar­dens of Mat­ter Park this spring and sum­mer, processed vouch­ers and pay­roll for the Parks & Recre­ation Dept.…all with the most pos­i­tive disposition.”

The two employ­ees assigned reg­u­lar­ly to work in the Gar­dens of Mat­ter Park, Julie Fauser and Taylere McCoy, expressed grat­i­tude for Davis’s help and team­work. Fauser said, Taylere and I appre­ci­ate all of Andy’s hard work in the Gar­dens this sea­son. We know how much he loves weed­ing, mulching, and water­ing! He has been a tremen­dous asset to our team. Andy is a bright ray of sun­shine every morn­ing, and we’ll miss him when he goes back to the Splash House.”