Board accepts retirement of longtime employees

FLINT TWP. — Loren Colbert and Kristi Hunt were recognized by the Flint Township Board of Trustees for their years of service at the Dec. 17 board meeting.

Colbert, a captain with the Flint Township Fire Department, has served the community for 35 years, having joined the department on Jan. 17, 1983.

Hunt, a 23-year full-time clerical employee for the Flint Township Police Department, was also recognized for her years of service.

Both are retiring from their positions.

Colbert became a full-time member of the Flint Township Fire Department July 19, 1993 after 10 years as an on-call firefighter. He was promoted to the position of Lieutenant, June 17, 1997.

On Oct. 18, 2004, Colbert was promoted to the rank of Captain. He spent his career as a firefighter serving from all three Fire Stations and held the position of house officer at Fire Station 3 for many years.

According to a proclamation approved by the board, Colbert was committed to furthering himself in his chosen career as a firefighter by attending many training opportunities including, Certified Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner, Incident Command, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism Awareness, Confined Space and Clandestine Drug Lab.

Colbert also promoted public safety in the community by conducting Fire Inspections, Fire Prevention Programs, and Fire Hydrant Maintenance.

He is married to wife, Michele; and has two children, Amanda and Brent; and grandchildren Hadley, John, Gracyn, Nichole, and Briana.

The proclamation approved by the board recognized the significant contributions of Colbert to the Flint Township Fire Department and the community as a whole during his many years of service.

Hunt served as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police during her entire career, serving three different police chiefs and played an integral part in the day to day operations of the Police Department, according to the township proclamation.

Officials commended her dependability, trustworthiness, honesty, sincerity and steadfast approach to the public and other employees. Hunt, according to the township, provided exceptional support in many areas including but not limited to payroll, accounts payable, budget, personal, medical and training file maintenance, grant billing, MCOLES reporting, archives and maintaining office equipment.

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