May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff WriterA City of Riverton employee was recognized for his work at the Riverton Regional Airport. George Wright retired as an airport operator after working from Sept. 1, 2003, to April 25, 2012. Wright also helped with the maintenance of the airport grounds and was an airport rescue and firefighter.
Wright was presented with a gift from the city for his service. He came to the airport during its expansion and offered his experience. Wright had once owned his own business and was a private pilot.
Riverton Regional Airport Paul Griffin said Wright was a wonderful fit at the airport, and he was appreciative of his dedicated time.
Wright said he was thankful for the time he had to work with the airport and the city of Riverton giving him the job.
"It has been a good time," Wright said. "The benefits as well as the courtesy I have been given has meant a lot, and I appreciate it very much."
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