Look Who’s 60

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Today, we had a fun celebration to honor Building Official Jeff Spencer who turns 60 years old on Saturday.  Jeff’s a critical member of our team.  His knowledge of the “ins and outs” of building construction is quite amazing, but that’s not what makes him special to us.  Those who know Jeff will tell you that he’s always thinking of others and has an extremely generous spirit.  We love this guy.

The Community Department Staff wishes Jeff (front and center) a Happy 60th Birthday

The Community Department Staff wishes Jeff (front and center) a Happy 60th Birthday

The team had brownie sundaes for Jeff

The team had brownie sundaes for Jeff

Jeff has served the City for the past 27 years.  He has witnessed the City’s growth and has ensured that hundreds of structures have been built safely over the years.  He’s done and seen just about everything.

Many may not know that Jeff grew up in the community and is an Avondale High School graduate.  He shared these neat photos of him with us from back in 1968 and 1969.

Fall 1968 - Jeff (second to the right) with his Avondale buddies standing on Waukegan

Fall 1968 – Jeff (second to the right) with his Avondale buddies standing on Waukegan

1969 - 9th Grade Mock Election - Jeff's humor goes way back

1969 – 9th Grade Mock Election – Jeff’s humor goes way back

Happy Birthday, big brother!