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Teri Bridwell, the City of Burleson's Employee of the 3rd Quarter, was named Employee of the Year during the city’s annual service award luncheon on Dec. 12, 2019.
Teri was nominated for her exceptional service she consistently delivers to not only the animals in her care but also to residents and pet owners.
“Teri always goes above and beyond the call of duty,” states her nomination form. “She has taken food to pet owners that couldn’t afford it and checked to make sure the owner and animal are cared for.”
An example of Teri’s generosity occurred when she was on patrol and was stopped by an elderly resident who just wanted to talk with her. The resident informed her that she doesn’t have any family local and cares for her disabled adult daughter. She had no groceries or a way to get to the store. Teri asked the resident what she needed and went to the grocery store and purchased items for the resident from her personal money. Teri stays in contact with the resident and checks on her to make sure she has items she needs.
“Knowing the animals in my care are safe and protected is my biggest motivation,” stated Teri. “I enjoy making sure the shelter looks amazing at all times because it helps people realize how much we care about what we do and our animals.”
Teri began her career with the City of Burleson in 2008 in animal services.
Teri was honored at the January 6, 2020 City Council meeting.