Angel Strotman, the City of Burleson's Employee of the Quarter, was nominated and selected for her dedication and tireless efforts in the Animal Services division.
"Angel scours websites daily to reunite families with their pets," states her nomination form. "She spends a lot of time talking with different rescue groups to place animals and attends all of the shelter's offsite adoption events. She is constantly engaging with our citizens."
Some may not realize the emotional nature of working in Animal Services, but it can take its toll. The staff sees some of the worst parts of our community. They see very sick, abused and mistreated animals. Despite those hard days, Angel continues to provide a deep level of compassion and care to anyone that walks in the Animal Shelter's door.
"She is credited with having a direct impact on the shelter's increased adoption rates," states her nomination form. "She has created backdrops and costumes for the pets to showcase them in adoption photos."
Strotman has been with the city for approximately six and a half years, starting in May of 2015 as an animal shelter technician. Just after two years, Angel was promoted to the animal shelter administrator position. Before joining the city, she volunteered at the shelter and logged over 2000 volunteer hours in one year.
She was honored during the November 8, 2021, City Council meeting. The city's employee of the quarter award is based on an employee's efficiency, transparency, honesty, innovation and customer service, all of which make up the city's ethics statement.