Mike Kolling Retires from City of Chino
Mike Kolling retired effective July 12 from the City of Chino as the Capital Projects and Building Maintenance Manager after 29½ years of employment. The City hosted a retirement luncheon to celebrate his long and distinguished career.
Kolling was hired by the City as an Associate Park Planner on December 12, 1988, and was later promoted to Capital Projects Manager. He is a licensed landscape architect. During Kolling’s tenure, he designed and was the projects manager for many new parks, including the skate park and the expansion of Ayala Park. He was also the project manager for the construction of major facilities in the City of Chino, including Carolyn Owens Community Center, Chino Police Department facility, Fire Stations No. 3, No. 1 and training center.
Kolling was twice named the City of Chino Employee of the Year, 2001 and 2012. He also volunteered as the Chino Relay For Life Logistics Lead from 2003-2017, where he put in hundreds of hours planning the layout of the course and the site each year. Kolling also reached the milestone of donating 100 gallons of blood in 2018.
The Chino City Council will recognize Kolling at the City Council meeting on July 17, where he will be presented with a tile of the City of Chino’s official seal.
Here is a listing of his accomplishments during his tenure with the City of Chino:
• 1997 Cypress Trails Park
• 1998 Neighborhood Activity Center
• 2001 Chaffey College Chino Campus Development
• 2001 Chino Youth Museum
• 2001 Chino Experience Teen Center
• 2002-2004 Aguiar Square Development Phase I and II
• 2003 Chino Skate Park at Ayala Park
• 2005 Shady Grove Park
• 2005 Monte Vista Park Medical Clinic
• 2005 Current Ag Preserve and College Park Development
• 2006 Paseo Del Sol Development
• 2006 CDF Helipad Project
• 2006 Chino High School Track Improvements
• 2006 Council Chambers Remodel
• 2007 Carolyn Owens Community Center
• 2007 Chino Valley Fire District, Fire Station No. 3
• 2011 Chino Valley Fire District, Fire Station No. 1 and Training Center
• 2012 Chino Police Department Facility Development
• 2016 Chino Community Garden
• Master Plan Projects for:
o Ayala Park Expansion Master Plan
o Downtown Civic Center Master Plan
o Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
o East Chino Specific Plan
o AG Preserve Master Plan
o Southern California Edison Easement Master Plan