Bettendorf Employees Receive State Honors

MARCH 28, 2024 - The City of Bettendorf is proud to announce that two employees within its Public Works Department and Parks & Recreation Department have received awards from the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA).

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – Parks Maintenance Supervisor Jason Manfull and Recreation Coordinator Isaac Jacobs were honored at the Annual IPRA Best of the Best Banquet in Des Moines:

Jason Manfull and Isaac Jacobs - CopyAward: T. Ray Frame Park Maintenance Award
Recipient: Jason Manfull
The T. Ray Frame Park Maintenance Award is given to an outstanding maintenance person with a Parks and Recreation Department who has demonstrated a high level of skill in his/her work, goes beyond what would be considered adequate or expected in the position, and shows a devotion on and off the job.

“Congratulations to Jason on this well-deserved honor,” said Brian Schmidt, Public Works Director. “This recognition validates his passion, commitment, and hard work to his profession. I’m proud to have such an outstanding person leading a team of dedicated staff in maintaining our parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas into excellent shape around our community.”

Award: Dr. Carol Hanson Young Professional Award
Recipient: Isaac Jacobs
The Dr. Carol Hanson Young Professional Award is given to a professional who has exemplified commitment and outstanding service to the leisure services profession and to the IPRA.

“Isaac is a huge asset to the Parks & Recreation Department,” said Kim Kidwell, Culture and Recreation Director. “He is constantly looking for ways to improve programs and experiences. Isaac is here for the kids and is a compassionate, quiet leader - never expecting recognition because he feels he is just ‘doing his job.’ I am so proud of him and this IPRA honor is well deserved.”