Jeff Edwards was hired to work for the City of Marion on January 2nd, 2017. As the Director of the Transportation Department and the Marion Transit System, Jeff Edwards brings fun and excitement into his department and into the community.
Edwards took a kindness movement that originated in Plainfield, and brought it to Marion through a kindness event which was held on September 18th, 2018. On that day, all Transportation employees wore shirts handmade by the group of children from Plainfield that say a simple message, ‘Just Be Kind.’ Throughout the day, employees served cake & punch at the Downtown Bus Depot, and gave away ‘Just Be Kind’ items to the community.
He had also implemented a Hawaiian Day over the summer which served as a way for both the department and the community to have some fun.
“I love how he promotes great morale within his department. He also gives them new training opportunities, and drives his workforce to be of high standard in the transportation field.” – Layla Price-Bodkin, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
“Jeff Edwards exemplifies a true leader. He is always providing guidance and support for his employees and is a true servant leader when it comes to working with employees and the citizens of Marion.” – Mayor Jess Alumbaugh