Environmental Health Supervisor Bruce Jones

Environmental Health Supervisor Bruce Jones


Length of time working for the Village of Skokie?Environmental Health Supervisor Bruce Jones (JPG)
35 years

What do you like most about your job?
Working with Skokie citizens and Skokie businesses

Why did you choose a career in public health?
I chose a career in Public Health/Environmental Health because of my interest in food safety, epidemiology, statistics and the environment. I felt that by going into this field I could improve the health and well-being of other people and the communities I’ve worked for. I’ve found the most rewarding benefit working in public health is knowing I could hopefully make a lasting impression to improve Skokie’s community.

What do you like most about Skokie?
Skokie’s diversity and acceptance of all people. Skokie’s sense of community is invaluable - Skokie’s park district, library, schools and all Village departments work together to make Skokie a great place to live.

What’s been your most interesting experience while on the job in Skokie?
Decades ago when I supervised Animal Control, I received a late-night call about an accident on the Edens Expressway where a truck had overturned and spilled its cargo of steers, and some of the cattle then wandered over into the Old Orchard mall parking lot.

What is your proudest accomplishment in your work for the Village of Skokie?
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud of the outstanding and exceptional work the Village did to meet this challenge, and I’m grateful for our tremendous community partners that have helped during this crisis.

What are your favorite Skokie restaurants?
Pita Inn, Kneads & Wants Artisan Bakery and Cafe and Poochie’s.

Any other thoughts or comments that you would like to add?
I understand that life is what you make of it. I try to be the best provider for my loving wife Kim and my four-legged boy “Rick”, a retired racing Greyhound. I dream of sun filled, ocean breezed, quiet relaxing days in Jensen Beach, Florida.