How long were you at JFCAC and what was your position?
My first day was on September 7, 2007. I retired on September 7, 2021. I was hired to be the Jefferson County Housing Inspector for the Housing Division at JFCAC.
What are you looking forward to most in retirement?
I am looking forward to enjoying the fruits of a lifetime of financial planning which started back in 1975. That’s when I began my ‘first’ career with USDA’s Rural Development Agency.
What are your retirement plans? Is there anywhere you want to travel or anything specific you want to do?
My wife Susan and I are greatly increasing the time we spend with our 3 grandsons. Two of them do not have much of a father figure in their lives. My goal is to provide them with the guidance and skills that will benefit them in their adult lives.
What will you miss most about working at JFCAC/What did you like most about working at JFCAC?
I will miss working with the finest professionals I have ever been associated with. That’s also the reason I enjoyed my time with JFCAC.
What was the toughest part of your job and what was the most rewarding?
In retrospect, the toughest part of my job was dealing with the stress that I now realize was occurring while striving to maintain the highest level of professionalism and accuracy possible. Upon retirement I felt I had accomplished that goal.
What is your proudest accomplishment while working at JFCAC?
Hearing a housing client thank us for the positive impact our program had on their lives always made everything else worthwhile.
How did your time at JFCAC help shape you into who are today?
I retired with zero regrets and I feel I was able to change a few lives along the way which gave great meaning to the job. I am definitely a better person for it.
What advice would you give to someone who has just started working at JFCAC or to someone who is looking to be successful at JFCAC?
Be diligent and give 110%. Everything else will fall into place.
Thanks to Bruce for taking the time to reflect about his time at JFCAC. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement!