Bryce Borders, Kristi Ritter named Firestone's employees of the year for 2013

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By The Staff

FIRESTONE — Firestone Town Manager Wesley LaVanchy earlier this month named Kristi Ritter and Bryce Borders as Employees of the Year for 2013 for their exceptional leadership and work ethic.


The awards were presented on Dec. 14, 2013, by both LaVanchy and Firestone Mayor Chad Auer.

“At the Town of Firestone, we continually strive to build a culture of excellence in the way we respond to the needs of the community and develops leaders inside every part of the organization,” LaVanchy said. “Bryce and Kristi are excellent examples of such throughout the year, but particularly in the 2013 flood response. I have repeatedly heard from Firestone citizens on how thankful and proud they were of town staff in how it responded to the crises. As the manager, I have seen how they have developed as leaders and influenced their peers and the organization.”

Ritter serves as the Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator managing all communication efforts, the website, social media and planning of town events. She began with the town in 2011.

Borders serves the town and the Firestone Police Department through his role as Police Commander managing police patrol. Borders has been with the town since 2001.