John Wilcox, water treatment operator
Water Treatment and Distribution Services, Public Works

Water Treatment Plant supervisor James Forslund nominated Wilcox for his positive attitude:

“Wilcox always looks at anything that happens in a positive light, and he presents this attitude and behavior to all staff he interacts with. He just doesn't seem to have a down day. He is a living example of being positive in his words, how he works and how he shares his knowledge with others.

“Wilcox always speaks positively about everyone. He sets the bar for a positive example. He has empathy for others and uses sincerity, respect and humor when interacting with others. He has the respect and trust of the staff at Water Treatment and Distribution Services.

“When new staff are hired or staff come for training at the Fridley Softening Plant, the first face I want them to see is John Wilcox’s. He is our primary trainer at the plant. He demonstrates a positive attitude and a high quality work ethic above and beyond the call of duty. He shows concern for each person he interacts with. He trains others to embrace a positive attitude and high quality work ethic and has done a great job of doing so. Wilcox promotes and motivates others to go the extra mile.”

Published Apr 19, 2016



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Minneapolis 14 Government TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo