Podcast: How Kersten evolved from lifeguard to budget man

Podcast: How Kersten evolved from lifeguard to budget man

If you start out as a lifeguard and work hard, then you, too, can someday become an assistant city manager of a mid-sized university community. That’s the true story of Jeff Kersten, longtime budget and finance savant for the City of College Station. After a tacky start to this podcast interview, Kersten and Public Communications Director Jay Socol got down to business. Continue reading Podcast: How Kersten evolved from lifeguard to budget man

What could be more rewarding than being a life saver?

What could be more rewarding than being a life saver?

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By Vera Solis, Aquatics Supervisor

For many of us, summers are a time to swim and enjoy the water. For me, it’s about making sure our local pools are safe places for our residents, visitors, and their families to relax and have fun.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people – including two children – drown every day. For every child who drowns, five more are taken to emergency rooms for related injuries. With drowning being among the leading causes of preventable death, knowing how to swim is imperative.

At College Station’s municipal pools, your safety is in the capable hands of our trained lifeguards.

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