40+ Years of Service: Parks Superintendent Alan Green Retiring


The longest serving employee currently at the City of Pocatello is retiring.

Parks Superintendent Alan Green’s last day with the City will be April 20. Alan started his career with the City of Pocatello in August 1975 as a seasonal laborer in the Parks Department. In 1976, he made the switch to the maintenance crew in the cemetery division. From there, he moved back to the Parks Department in 1980 where he stayed and moved up the ranks to Parks Coordinator in 1984, Senior Parks Supervisor in 1989, and Parks Superintendent in December 2001.

“I have enjoyed being able to work outside most of the time even in the supervisory positions I have had,” said Alan.

During his over four-decade career, Alan has been part of the Park and Recreation Department’s signature achievements.

“Some of the projects definitely stand out,” Alan said. “I always remember my work on the demolition of the old Ross Park pool and the construction of the Ross Park Aquatic Complex, the development of OK Ward Park, and things like the full automation of the park system sprinklers. It’s been a pleasure to have been involved in a variety of projects while working with many dedicated city employees and seeing these projects come to fruition.”

In retirement, he and his wife, Debbie, plan to take a cross-country road trip, spend more time on the golf course, and complete projects at their home.

Friday, April 20 at 1 p.m. an open house will be held for Alan in the Pocatello City Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend.

City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.


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