The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce the promotions of two long-time Village employees at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The promotions were made upon the retirement of the previous Water Quality Superintendent, Jim Jutras.
Chelsea Mandigo has been promoted to Water Quality Superintendent. She was previously serving as the Stormwater Coordinator/Wastewater Operator and has been working for the Village since 2011, originally starting as an intern at the wastewater facility. Chelsea has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont and is a Grade 5 Wastewater Licensed Operator. Growing up in Stowe, she currently resides in Waterbury Center in a house built by her grandparents with her spouse and two German short-haired pointers (aka their fur children). The two things that Chelsea enjoys the most about her work is helping to protect water quality and working with the community to make infrastructure improvements.
Bernie Fleury has been promoted to Chief Wastewater Operator. He was previously serving as the Assistant Chief Operator and has been working for the Village since 1979. He has witnessed four major upgrades and improvements at the facility, which has made him one of the best troubleshooters for any problem the facility encounters. Growing up in Burlington, Bernie currently resides in Westford with his wife of 35 years, Sheryl. They have two children and two grandchildren. When asked about what he likes most about working for the Village, Bernie said “there is something different everyday to do!”