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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Brinkman named Employee of the Year

Christina Staton

Christina Brinkman, the City of Burleson's Employee of the 1st Quarter, was named Employee of the Year during the city's annual service award luncheon on December 10, 2020.  

Christina was nominated and selected for her exemplary customer service.  

Deciding the employee of the year is always challenging because we have such outstanding public servants," said Rick DeOrdio, Director of Human Resources, during the employee of the year presentation to the city council on January 4, 2021. "Especially this year with so many that went above and beyond during the COVID-19 crisis."  

The committee selected Christina Brinkman for her exhaustive efforts and strong work ethic during the pandemic.  

"Communicating with our community has never been more important than during the pandemic, and there was no predictable schedule with ever-changing orders, rules, and guidelines," said DeOrdio.  

"Christina was on call and worked tirelessly to get necessary communications done and during a time when the Marketing and Communications director was on maternity leave," stated DeOrdio.  

She was behind the scenes but ever-present to respond quickly to various communication needs, urgent posts and working late hours to respond on social media to questions. She did this all while wearing a smile and had no complaints.  

Christina started with the City of Burleson in October 2018.

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