Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

December 2019 Employee of the Month

Ricardo Bustamante

Engineering & Project Managment Department


Ricardo Bustamante became a Public Works inspector for the City of Porterville on December 3, 2018.  He was previously employed as an underground foreman serving most of California ranging from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  In his 24 years of construction he started as a laborer worked his way up to operator and then ultimately the position of Foreman where he installed sewer mains, water mains and storm drains.  The City is fortunate to be able to utilize his many years of experience in construction. 

Ricardo married his best friend, Laura, in 2001 and together they have 3 children.  His oldest son, Donavon (Don), is 20 years old, daughter Melinah (Nini), is 19 years old and the youngest, Nethaniel (Bubs), is 12 years old. The family lives an active lifestyle, but are always together in their adventures with an understanding that family is important whether it be trips to the coast or on hikes in the Sequoias or Yosemite.  Camping and bonfires are a must! His family is also very active in ministry and they all try to volunteer as much as possible. 

Ricardo plans to continue working hard every day as a Public Work Inspector I and strives to advance to the Public Works Inspector II position. He feels fortunate to work for a great city and with amazing supervisors. 

Ricardo says, “It is an honor to work for the City of Porterville under the engineering department. I look forward to many exciting years as I continue in my career as a City Inspector.  Thank you for the opportunity you have given me.”


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