BY DALE HOGG
Ryan Lichter, case manager with the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Department, was honored by the Barton County Commission Monday morning as the county’s second employee of the quarter for 2017, citing his work ethic and positive attitude. The action came at the recommendation of the county’s Employee Relations Committee.
He was nominated for the honor by Juvenile Services Director Marissa Woodmansee. Lichter, who started with the department in December 2003, has adjusted quickly to new practices in the juvenile corrections field and has helped co-workers deal with the stresses of learning new policies and procedures in a short period of time, said ERC President Wendy Birzer.
“While there are many contributions Ryan provides to our office, what stands out the most is his willingness to learn and adhere to the new policy updates and practices of the juvenile justice reform,” Woodmansee wrote in her nomination. He has adjusted to rapid changes, shows great knowledge and works well with clients and their families.
“With all that being said, we are most thankful for Ryan’s ability to come to work each day and every day with a smile on his face, and wise witty words of wisdom for his fellow coworkers,” Woodmansee wrote.
“We have a great agency over there,” Lichter said. “There have been a lot of changes in our world. We are doing the best we can do.”