City honors Anderson on his retirement from Community Development Department

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The City of Riverton honored a retiring employee last night with a box of chocolate chip cookies. Clyde Anderson also received a very nice and engraved silver pocket watch emblazoned with a gold Wyoming bucking bronc symbol for his 12 years of work in the city’s Community Development Department.

“Clyde has been a wonderful asset to the city, said Community Development Director Sandy Luers. “He”s had diverse duties, including auto cad, GIS, utility inspections, curb and gutter inspections, mapping projects, sewer, water and storm water locations, mapping Ward boundaries and other duties as assigned.” Luers also noted that he has been integral in dealing with the city’s sewer lateral projects.” He is great to work with, easy going and he always tried to do what was asked of him; he’s been a dedicated employee and we already miss him, and it’s only been two days now.”

As Luers presented Anderson with the pocket watch, the department’s permit technician Kristi Petersen brought out a grocery bag and produced a box of chocolate chip cookies for him as well. He appeared to really like the cookies. Anderson received a standing ovation from the council and the audience.

Mayor Ron Warpness thanked Anderson for his contributions to the city. “It’s touch to lose employees like Clyde,” he said, noting that the city earlier saw the retirement of Lands Division Director Paul Throckmartin and the death of Public Works Director Bill Urbigkit.