City of Elizabethton’s Pleasant named as 40 Under Forty recipient

Published 1:47 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

BY IVAN SANDERS

CITY OF ELIZABETHTON PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

City of Elizabethton Water Resource Department General Manager Jonathan Pleasant was recently recognized as a recipient of The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia 40 Under Forty award, which honors emerging stars in the region. Described by Elizabethton colleagues as intelligent, detail-oriented, approachable, personable, and committed to public service, Pleasant has excelled in every position held within the City of Elizabethton. He currently serves as the General Manager of the Water Resources Department.

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Overseeing 60 employees, Pleasant manages an annual budget of $13.7 million and has been credited with advancing key capital projects that will have a lasting positive impact on the City of Elizabethton. He is dedicated to serving the greater good by effectively managing both people and projects, committed to leaving Elizabethton in a better state than he found it.