Jonesboro JETS director to retire

May 12, 2016

The Jonesboro Economic Transit System’s director is retiring.  Steve Ewart told the JETS Advisory Committee yesterday that he plans to step down from the position at the end of June.  The director’s position is being advertised on the City of Jonesboro’s website and applications are being taken through Monday. 

Ewart says he has enjoyed being at the helm of JETS for the past eight years, but he is ready to hand the reigns to someone else.  Ewart tells KASU news that he is approaching 70 years old and says JETS needs a person who will be there for at least the next 5 to 6 years to move JETS forward. 

Ewart says he thought about retiring in 2013, but remained as the director so he could lead the project to build the new central transfer station at Caraway and East Matthews.  Ewart hopes the new director will be hired by June first and that he can train that person through the month of June.