JACKSON, Wyo. — START Bus custodian Luis “Mario” Lucha was awarded the Value Jackson Award this month.

Each month, a different Town of Jackson employee is selected for the award for exemplifying the town values.

Lucha is the seasonal custodian for START Bus and cleans 10-16 buses each day before service. In the midst of the pandemic, Lucha has kept the buses safe and clean for riders and drivers.

“We can’t say enough great things about Mario. He’s a super hard worker who’s always ready to do what needs to be done to prepare the buses for the public,” Jeff Deal, transit operations manager, said.

He’s lived in Jackson for seven years and has been with START Bus for the past four years.

“I love everything about my job,” Lucha said.

Lucha is married and a father of three children. The youngest is 8 months old.

Transit Supervisor, Craig Lewis, presented Mario with this award in recognition of Mario’s professionalism, dedication and customer service. He epitomizes the Town Value of “It is my job. It is our job” as well as “customer cervice and focus,” said the town.

He’s just one of the many employees who fly under the radar, but keep operations in tip-top shape, said the town.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.