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Citizens of the Year

Jim and Shirlene Jordan

ReamsLongtime Springville residents Shirlene and Jim Jordan have been named as the 2022 Springville Citizens of the Year.

Jim is a third-generation Springville resident. He met and married Shirlene Curtis in 1976; they started the fourth generation of Jordans born and raised in Springville. Shirlene and Jim have been married for 45 years, and together they have seven children, 13 grandchildren and four adorable great-grandchildren as well as their four-legged family members, Jack and Addie.

Jim and Shirlene began fostering dogs four years ago and have enjoyed caring for all of them and helping them find their forever homes. They have been successful in finding homes for most of them. However, they did have two foster fails and were very happy to welcome Jack and Addie into their home, adding to their loving family.

Jim loves Springville and opened his flooring business, Custom Carpets, off 400 South in 1996. For 25 years, he has provided solutions for all flooring needs for Springville residents and the surrounding area. He is an avid golfer; he golfs every chance he gets and faithfully supports the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship golf tournament event each year. Last year, Jim retired and closed the doors of Custom Carpets in order to enjoy more time on the golf course and with Shirlene and their family.

While Jim ran their store, Shirlene cared for their children and worked in several ventures. In 2014, Shirlene was hired as executive director of the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce. At the time of being hired, there were two choices for the chamber: closing the doors or bringing Shirlene on board to save it. With her hard work and love for Springville and Mapleton and the business community, she grew the chamber into today’s thriving organization. She continued leading the chamber and serving the Springville and Mapleton communities until her retirement at the end of 2020.

Even in retirement, Shirlene continues to serve the community and is always willing to help in any capacity, especially the chamber. She is an avid Shop Local patron and contributes this attitude to all the fantastic business owners she has met throughout the years. When talking about her time with the chamber, Shirlene said, “Once you’re in the chamber, it’s in your blood. Once you’ve been there and made friends with the business owners, that’s something you don’t just walk away from. That is still part of who you are — shop local.”