Employees Awarded

Jenna Worthen   Jenna Worthen

JUNE 2020

Police Department–Jenna Worthen

Jenna Worthen is Santaquin City’s June 2020 Employee of the Month. She is our Police Department’s Administrative Assistant. Jenna has been with the city for about six years. She started working with the city as a part-time recreation clerk but transferred to the police department after a short period of time and then was promoted into a full-time position. When asked, Jenna explains that she loves being in the police department because it feels like being with family. All the officers and staff in the department have each other’s backs and treat one another with respect. She also enjoys the daily challenge of the job.

Jenna’s position is centralized to the department and she is fantastic at keeping things organized and running smoothly. She acts as the liaison between the police department and the public, attorneys, state and federal agencies, and other city departments. Chief Hurst shares, “Jen is not a just a spoke in the wheel but the actual hub that keeps the wheel moving forward.  Her work ethic and skill set attract a lot of professional attention from other agencies and other city departments.  Despite more lucrative offers, Jen has chosen to remain loyal to the police department. On a personal level, she is the type of woman you hope your daughters grow up to be like and the kind of woman you hope your son would marry.”      

Jenna and her husband Carter have lived in Santaquin for the past four years. She grew up in Spokane, Washington, lived in Brazil for 18 months while serving a mission, then met and married her husband at BYU. They have one sweet little boy.

Thanks for being such a great employee for Santaquin City Jenna!





Taylor Sutherland  Taylor Sutherland 

APRIL 2020

Fire & EMS Department-Taylor Sutherland

Taylor Sutherland is our April Employee of the Month. He was nominated for this recognition because of his outstanding work in our Fire Department as our Fire Code Officer, which can be a very unpopular responsibility.  In his role he works directly with the Code Review Committee and the Development Review Committee, he signs off on Plan Reviews, does Life Safety Inspections and signs off on Business Licenses.  He handles his responsibilities with utmost professionalism. He has a willing attitude and is always looking for ways to serve within his department and otherwise. Taylor grew up in Santaquin and has spent many years in the military and currently serves with the Army Reserve Unit as a Military Police Officer.  Thank you Taylor, for being a great example to all of our staff and citizens with your dedicated service. You deserve this recognition. 




Hayden  HM


FEBRUARY 2020

Leisure Services Department-Hayden Mageno

Hayden is an office clerk for the Recreation Department. She is our swiss army knife and does a variety of things to help the Department, including being the front line with customer service, registering recreation participants, helping with special events, site supervisor for sports and also recording minutes for the Recreation Board and Museum Board. We appreciate Hayden’s willingness to be such a great team player!


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