Performing Arts Enthusiast Working Behind the Scenes to Promote Fontana Cultural Arts

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Fontana California


January 9, 2018

Performing Arts Enthusiast Lands Favorite Role as Fontana Employee Overseeing Cultural Arts

Nathan Hunt

Fontana, Calif.- Shakespeare is known for saying, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." For city employee Nathan Hunt, the City of Fontana is his stage and he's cast in his favorite role as Community Services Department Supervisor overseeing the Cultural Arts and Marketing divisions. 

As a performing arts enthusiast, Nathan Hunt was attracted to work for the City of Fontana 10 years ago after seeing its strong commitment to providing numerous art events and activities to enrich the lives of residents. He began his career with Fontana as a Coordinator for the Redevelopment Agency, assisting in the operations of Center Stage Theater and the Lewis Library and Technology Center. 

By the end of 2007, Nathan moved to the Community Services Department as a Coordinator. He was responsible for implementing programs such as the Arts Festival, Youth Community Center and Cultural Arts special events. 

Today, Nathan is a Supervisor for the Community Services Department overseeing the Cultural Arts and Marketing divisions, which includes supervising and implementing all budgets, agreements, programs and campaigns. In his time with the city, he has "found that building community relationships through the programs of the Community Services Department to be an extremely rewarding profession, and at the end of the day, I truly love what I do." 

From performing in dinner theaters to starring lead in the musical, "Pippin," Nathan set his sights on the arts at a young age. He has always primarily been drawn to theater, "because of it's unique way to communicate messages and expressively connect to audience members through the use of characters, story, and music in a live setting." Every day, he brings forth his passion for the arts and shares it behind the scenes with his staff and community members.  

Nathan will always go above and beyond for a patron's happiness. In doing so, he advises new employees to start the work day by reminding themselves why they work for the City of Fontana and what it means to do so: "Employees are here to serve Fontana residents and this fact must guide their every decision, program and interaction with community members." 

Nathan has been selected as the City of Fontana Employee Spotlight for the month of January based on nominations from his peers. His coworkers describe him as encouraging, optimistic, dedicated and inspirational.

Outside of work, Nathan can be found spending time with his wife, Courtney and daughter, Mackenzie. He enjoys camping, hiking and playing beach volleyball. 

For more information about the cultural arts events and opportunities in the City of Fontana visit or call (909) 349-6979.