NORTH LOGAN — He is often referred to as “Mr. North Logan,” because Jeff Jorgensen has been an integral part of that city for the past 23 years. The current city administrator is retiring from his job on June 30, 2017, just a few weeks after he gives the keynote speech at Monday’s Memorial Day Celebration.
The retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel says he has thoroughly enjoyed working for North Logan City, not only as its administrator, but also in the beginning when he took over other duties such as city recorder and city engineer. He said the people have been great to work with, and they have seen a lot of growth as the city has almost doubled in size.
“A lot of new subdivisions, a lot of homes built,” Jorgensen said. “Of course, since I’ve been here we’ve almost doubled our amount of parks. Elk Ridge Park has increased significantly. We have the Eccles Ice Center that’s been built here. We built a new library, a new police station.”
And Jorgensen said the new Green Canyon High School now under construction will be completed this fall.
Jorgensen said North Logan is known for its great celebrations. One that always stands out is the annual Pumpkin Walk. Jorgensen said the popular fall tradition is the one thing he has, “nothing to do with.” He said the people of the community do all the work, and the event has probably increased tenfold in size since it was started.