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EnCana Grant allows Silt man to retain his city job

Heidi RiceRifle CorrespondentPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

SILT, Colorado For two years, Jesse Montover of Silt has worked as a part-time employee for the town of Silt and thanks to EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., he will be able to retain his job.EnCana recently presented a grant to the town that will allow Montover, a developmentally disabled man, to continue to be a paid employee of the town.Without EnCanas support, Im not sure if we could finance this position otherwise and the town of Silt would be missing one of its most dedicated employees, said Town Administrator Betsy Suerth. Jesse is a positive example to everyone in the community of what is possible when people with disabilities are treated as the valuable resources that they are.Montover works as part of the 11-person public works department where he is responsible for general street cleanup and drainage system maintenance. During the summer, he assists in maintaining the towns parks with duties such as mowing, gardening and general cleanup. And like all other employees, he receives regular worksite evaluations and job coaching that allows him to constantly improve his performance.Jesse does whatever it takes to get the job done, Suerth said. He is extremely dependable, conscientious and always willing to help out. Its not easy to find employees like Jesse that possess all of these desirable traits.EnCana has funded the position since 2007, helping Montover gain not only valuable skills, but also by giving him a steady income.We are proud to provide Jesse with the opportunity to work for the town of Silt, said Sher Long of EnCana. He is an important member to their team and provides vital services to the local community. We are always eager to support the communities where we operate and where our employees live and work.

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