|9/3/2013 1:26:00 PM|
Stotts is 'Mr. Fix-it' for public works
Josh Stotts has been keeping Sisters working smoothly and looking good for a decade now.
|Josh Stotts has served the citizens of Sisters for a decade. photo by Jim Cornelius|
Stotts started running the garbage route when the City of Sisters still handled that chore in-house. That was his start in public works.
"Honestly, it was just a job at the time, and now it's turned into a career," he said.
Like all his colleagues, Stotts is cross-trained in all aspects of public works - but he does have a specialty.
"If you have to put a title on it, I'm kind of Mr. Fix-it," he said.
Welding chores and metal fabrication are Stotts' particular contribution.
"I've done a couple of handrails, an assortment of different kinds of grates - a lot of snowplow fixing," he said.
Bringing together an assortment of people with a lot of training in common and a variety of individual talents makes the public works department highly functional.
"We all have our strengths," Stotts said. "When we all work together, we get a job done. I like seeing a project through to the end. It's gratifying."
Stotts particularly enjoys the service aspect of the job.
"I love helping people," he said.
Stotts is a 1997 Sisters High School graduate. He worked at Weitech in Sisters, where he met his wife of 14 years. The couple has two daughters.
Stotts has seen significant evolution in the public works department during his decade-long tenure, and plenty of change in Sisters since he first came here in the third grade.
"I've seen the whole town change in general," he said.
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