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Building Inspector Honored as Employee of the Year

Fremont County Commission Chair Debbie Bell presents the Employee of the Year certificate to Wyatt Sanders. Also pictured are Commissioners Tim Payne (far left) and Ed Norden (far right)

Fremont County Building Inspector Wyatt Sanders has been honored as the 2013 Fremont County Employee of the Year.   The announcement was made at the December 9th regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners when all five nominees for the honor were introduced.   Sanders joined the county’s Building Department in 2007 as an inspector, and has been the county’s lead inspector for septic systems.    It was his work over the past year in that capacity that earned him the honor.

Sanders’ nomination letter by a fellow county employee noted that Sanders ‘”took it completely upon his own initiative to rewrite the new Fremont County On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) regulations”.   The nomination letter noted that Sanders was not asked or required to do this as part of his job, but knew that it was something that needed to be done so he started and finished it on his own.   The county’s eight elected officials make the annual selection of Employee of the Year from among nomination letters received from other county employees.

In addition to Sanders, four other nominees were singled out for their contributions to the workplace.   They included Payroll Coordinator Francie Mattson whose nomination letter noted that she “exceeds what her positions calls for and that Fremont County is lucky to have such a caring and devoted employee”;  Marty Keen is a Deputy Assessor who was nominated for being “respectful, kind, and sincere and an asset to the county for her dedication and knowledge”; Matilda Ahkeah is a Case Worker III at the Department of Human Services who was nominated for “developing an excellent screening process and spends time with callers enhancing the Department’s ability to make the best decisions possible”;  and Erik Sebek who works in the Grounds and Maintenance Department.   Erik was singled out in his nomination letter for “stepping up and filling in (during his supervisor’s medical absence) and doing a tremendous job”.   The letter added that Erik never asked for anything or expected anything in completing those tasks.