City Mourns the Loss of Brad Anders, Valued Public Works Employee
The City of Dickinson received word Monday, August 22nd, that City employee Brad Anders passed away unexpectedly at his home due to a medical complication. Brad was a valued member of the City's Public Works Department and, most recently, a recipient of the City's first S.H.I.N.E. awards.
Receiving the S.H.I.N.E. award for Excellence, Brad was recognized at the August City Council meeting, just weeks before his untimely passing, for his unprecedented commitment to providing "Excellence" in every job he and his coworker and friend, Felipe Castillo, were tasked with.
"What I found to be the most endearing about Brad was his willingness to do whatever it took to ensure that he was doing his part, no matter the job, to make the City of Dickinson a better place to live," said Mayor Sean Skipworth upon learning the news. "He genuinely cared about his job, which showed in everything he did for the City of Dickinson. He was a valued team member and friend that will be missed tremendously by all."
Over the last year, the City has worked tirelessly to improve the level of customer service provided to our residents, and Brad was essential to helping us achieve that goal. During Public Service Recognition Week, Brad was asked why he served, and he responded, "I enjoy helping people and making the City of Dickinson a pleasant place to live and work."
"Brad was not just a great employee but a good man. It was a pleasure and privilege to work alongside him," said City Manager Theo Melancon. "It was an honor to present him with a SHINE award in our August meeting because of his work ethic and positive attitude. I will truly miss him."
Service information for Brad Anders is pending, and the City is currently awaiting information on services. Many City Departments will close to attend the funeral, and residents will be given notice in advance of any impacts on city services.