In recognition for his years of devotion to the Ferndale community, Jeff Callender was awarded the first Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship. Callender, who worked for Phillips 66 for over twenty years, was instrumental in supporting Ferndale personally and professionally. He announced his retirement in early 2017.
As regional director for Public Affairs for Phillip 66, Callender directed funds to the construction of a new library and the new Boys and Girls Clubhouse in Ferndale. He helped support the City baseball fields and contributed to the new safety crossing at the library. Personally, he lent his expertise to the Ferndale School District on their communications committee, helped with the Chelsey Ebert weekend and volunteered with the Ferndale Street Festival.
“Jeff Callender has gone above and beyond, professionally and personally, to support the Ferndale community and I can’t think of a recipient more deserving,” said Mayor Jon Mutchler.
The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship, also called the “Fernies”, is a new tradition from the City to recognize members of the community for their extraordinary commitment to the betterment of our city.