Mary Joyce Ivers, Fleet and Facilities Manager for the City of Ventura, has been named 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year by Government Fleet, a national organization dedicated to excellence in fleet management.
Ivers, a Certified Public Fleet Professional, was chosen for the award by a panel of fleet managers from around the country based on 10 categories: business plan, technology implementation, productivity, policies, preventative maintenance program, utilization management, replacement program, customer service, fuel management and safety.
The award recognizes Ivers’ efficient use of resources and promotion of government fleet management best practices. In recognition of her award City Manager Mark Watkins said, “Ivers provides outstanding performance and service to the city and community,” he continued, “In addition to this exceptional award, Ventura’s fleet division was named the #1 Small Fleet in the Leading Fleets program two years in a row under her leadership.”
Without a doubt, municipal fleet plays a critical role in supporting public service. Every day, vehicles such as, patrol cars, fire engines, bucket trucks and heavy construction equipment are used to keep our city safe and as the Fleet and Facilities Manager, Ivers oversees the obtainment, maintenance and repairs of more than 400 city owned vehicles and 186 pieces of equipment. In addition to the vehicles, the fleet division also manages the City’s parts supply and inventory warehouse, hazardous waste disposal, and the purchase and inventory of over 225,000 gallons of fuel for all City vehicles. Fleet also ensures the City complies with all Federal and State emissions regulations and promotes environmentally friendly practices.
Ivers gets ahead of the unique challenges associated with fleet operations by staying informed and active in the industry. Her enthusiasm for the profession continues to grow and improve Ventura’s fleet efficiency and safety.