For City of Marion Building and Grounds Manager David Slusher, there is no project too large or small in and around City Hall.
Since hired in February 2022, Slusher has led the completion of two parking lot improvement projects, roof replacement, ceiling repair, and new wayfinding/identification signage in around the building among other projects.
After 30 years of traveling to and from multiple states overseeing multiple building maintenance for his previous employer, Slusher is thankful to have his job with the City.
“I love my job,” Slusher said. I love working with the people here, and it’s nice to have nights and weekends at home.”
Slusher has one assistant, and works with contractors for most major projects. With limited manpower, Slusher also works with other departments and the Grant County Sheriff’s Inmate Work Crew to tackle certain tasks.
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh said, “David is a team player who constantly goes above and beyond the requirement of his everyday duties to ensure that City Hall remains operational and safe for those who work and visit here.”
Chief of Staff Mike Flynn added, “David has been a tremendous asset to our team. His attention to detail and his ability to foresee potential issues have proven invaluable.”
“I’m always around,” Slusher explained. “And I work directly with all the contractors when there’s an issue that I can’t figure out myself.”