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Posted on: June 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Candid Conversations

Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton Proof you can change your career and life at any time! Jennifer Barton is the Administrative Assistant for Laboratory Services and the Water Treatment Plant for the City of Odessa.

Before this, a much different path. Jennifer was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 15 years. It’s someone who works with people with addictions. She says it was emotionally draining, but also rewarding. 

The Odessa native got candid about her difficult background. She says there was a time long ago when she struggled with alcohol, shopping, and food addictions. She wants people to know there is a way out and recovery is possible!

Jennifer joined the city in November of 2021 and says she loves working with a team that “strives for excellence.” Talking to her on the phone will also put you at ease right away. She assists residents and colleagues with an attentive, sincere, and compassionate approach. 

The Odessa woman was born and raised here. She’s a graduate of Odessa High School and Odessa College. Jennifer is also a huge animal lover. She has two dogs and three cats, all are rescue animals.

She also creates and sells handmade candles and old-fashion desserts. In fact, her parents own their own business called Bert’s Desserts. Stay tuned, we’ll have that story in the near future.

Jennifer, we are proud that you are part of the City of Odessa family and proud that you work to inspire and help others!

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