Pinellas Park Economic Development Coordinator Wins Top Honors
PINELLAS PARK, FL – She has the ability to make everyone around her feel like part of the team and is committed to finding new and better ways for the City of Pinellas Park to connect with its inhabitants.
These characteristics of Jillian Rose’s management style led her to be named the City of Pinellas Park’s 2022 Outstanding Employee on Thursday, City Manager Bart Diebold said.
Pinellas Park town officials joined Rotarians at the Pinellas Park Rotary Club meeting as Rose, the town’s economic development coordinator, was honored for the second time this year.
Earlier this year, the city named Director of Building Services Aaron Petersen Public Works Worker of the Year; Lt. William Weaver of the Pinellas Park Fire Department as Firefighter of the Year; Detective Jesse Haisch as Police Officer of the Year; and Rose accepted the Professional Service Employee of the Year award.
Of those four winners, Rose has now been chosen for the city’s highest honor, employee of the year.
Diebold said Rose certainly deserved the city’s highest honor.
Throughout her time in town, Rose has proven that she can handle any job that comes her way.
She began her career with the city as a Neighborhood Services Staff Assistant and was quickly promoted to Community Compliance Specialist.
She later served as a fire prevention specialist for the Pinellas Park Fire Department and was recently promoted to Economic Development Coordinator for the city’s Community Development Department.
Diebold said Rose regularly looks for ways to benefit her fellow city employees and the residents of Pinellas Park.
While he said he was proud to recognize all of this year’s winners, he said Rose went above and beyond to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in Pinellas Park.
“She has made a positive contribution to the City of Pinellas Park in the areas of public health and safety awareness initiatives and economic development events,” he said. “I want to congratulate Jillian Rose on being named the City’s Outstanding Employee of the Year.”