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    Tom Borer

     Contact information: 
     1415 Melody Lane, Building G
     Bisbee, AZ 85603
     Business Phone: 520-432-9200

     emailtborer@cochise.az.gov                                

 

Tom Borer was born in November 1955 on Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California.  It was at Mare Island in 1976 where he launched his almost 40-year civil service career with the Department of Defense (Navy) working as a pipefitter.  During his 17+ years at the Shipyard, Tom worked his way from Pipefitter to Foreman and General Forman until he became the Pipeshop Nuclear Director.  During this time, Tom, along with a partner also founded and operated a small General Contracting business.

In October 1993 it was announced that Mare Island Naval Shipyard would close as a result of a Base Realignment and Closer (BRAC) action. In order to retain his tenure and experience gained working at the shipyard, Tom began searching for another position within the Department of Defense. In early 1994, Tom’s construction experience came in handy when he was offered and accepted a position on Fort Huachuca in the Directorate of Engineering and Housing as a Quality Assurance Evaluator of Carpentry and Housing Maintenance.

Tom’s high morals, ethics and tenacity did not go unrecognized amongst Fort Huachuca leadership, resulting in a promotion back into critical leadership roles within the Garrison including Lead Quality Assurance Evaluator, Chief of Contract Management, Director of Logistics, Executive Officer, Chief of Plans and Operations, Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, and finally culminating his long Department of Defense career as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander.

During his professional tenure, Tom has served on numerous boards and committees, and a variety of water conservation projects representing Fort Huachuca. Some of those include the Upper San Pedro Partnership, the Huachuca 50, the Cochise Water Project, and the Garrison Liaison to the City of Sierra Vista and Cochise County.

During his personal time, Tom continued his service to the community through volunteering. Tom served as a liaison with the Sierra Vista Riding Club to secure a new location they now call home and also stepped up to serve as the club’s Vice President, Treasurer, and grounds manager. He was also instrumental in securing the club’s 501C4 tax status. Furthermore, Tom has also served as member and Chair for the Cochise County Board of Assessments, Planning and Zoning Commission (District 1), a patrolling member of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Assist Team, and servant volunteer and coordinator for various callings at his local church.

Tom’s greatest memories are those spent with his family.  Tom is happily married to Sharon Borer (née Wood) of Napa, California and will celebrate 34 blessed years of marriage in September 2019. He especially looks forward to and enjoys the times he and Sharon can travel.  During this time, they are able to enjoy the great outdoors and visit both new and favorite places.  Tom and Sharon especially enjoy when their travels take them to visit their 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Aside from traveling and visiting his family, Tom’s favorite hobbies include woodworking, hiking, fishing, hunting, cooking, and just plain tinkering around the house.

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