The non-voting items at the Fallbrook Public Utility District’s Jan. 27 board meeting included recognition of FPUD warehouse and purchasing specialist Debra Potter as FPUD’s employee of the year.
Potter was presented with a certificate and a $500 award which accompanies the district’s employee of the year honors.
FPUD also has an employee of the quarter, which Potter received for August 2013. FPUD employees vote from among the four employees of the quarter to determine the employee of the year. Potter was nominated for employee of the quarter by lab technician Tedd Theodore, who was FPUD’s employee of the quarter for May 2013. Theodore cited Potter’s ability to fill orders, her acceptance of routine and unusual requests, and her dedication.
Theodore has worked for FPUD since July 1992 and has thus worked with Potter since her hiring on March 13, 1995. Potter previously was a buyer for the Eastern Municipal Water District and used her purchasing knowledge to upgrade FPUD’s system. In addition to having professional purchasing certifications, Potter also holds a water distribution operator grade 2 certification. On three different occasions she has been presented with an FPUD Manager’s Award.