The City of Thunder Bay's monthly Employee Spotlight recognizes and celebrates our people and the great work they do serving the residents of Thunder Bay.   


April Employee Spotlight: Jeff Coull

 Jeff CoullJeff Coull began working at the City in 2006 as a student in Parks. From there, he went on to the Water Pollution Control Plant as an Operator, where he remained until finding his way back to Parks as a Supervisor of Marina Park Operations in 2022.

Water continues to be an ever-present theme for Jeff as he recently decided to enter the popular fundraiser, Polar Bear Plunge, to help kids in our community access sports and recreational activities through PRO Kids.

“I look at the lake everyday and I’ve contemplated participating in the Polar Bear Plunge before, so this year I decided it’s time,” said Jeff, who has since recruited coworkers, Jason Corbett, Supervisor - Parks Operations North, and Brock Bodnar, Field Supervisor – Operations, to join him. 

Calling themselves New Kids in the Park, the team of newbies to the Polar Bear Plunge aren’t doing anything special to prepare for the ice-cold dip into Lake Superior on April 6. “Jason is in Cuba right now, so I wouldn’t call that preparing,” laughs Jeff. “Other than that, I’m just hoping it’s not -40 out!”

The event will be one more way that Jeff contributes to the community in addition to his job where he balances the cruise ship terminal, boater services and overseeing maintenance and operations of Marina Park.

“Really, what’s not to love about the Marina, it’s the most beautiful place in the city with so much happening,” said Jeff. “One moment we’re servicing the ice rink, and next, looking to accommodate 250 boats that want in the water; it’s very fast paced.”  

Jeff notes a unique factor about his work at the Marina is that he works with all the various municipal departments at some point. “We work with Arenas, Facilities, Roads, Sewer and Water, Recreation & Culture, Fire, Police and more. Teamwork is key at the Marina and keeps things interesting for sure.”


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