It's Not a Goodbye, It's a See You Later
At the end of July, two wonderful City employees will be retiring. Public Works Director Carol Reed, and Street Superintendent David Welch. We asked them a few questions about their time with the City before they go on well deserved extended vacations!
Carol Reed, Public Works Director, started with the City of Huntsville on November 4, 1992. She began as the Laboratory Analyst, and then took on many roles including Environmental Services Superintendent, Public Utilities Director, and finally Public Works Director.
We asked Carol her retirement plans, they were simple but sound great. "Become a Snowbird...winters in Texas and summers in Pennsylvania!" Reed said.
A note to the City from Carol: I have always been very proud to be a City of Huntsville employee. Thanks to everyone at the City for all your friendship and support over the years...it has been an honor and privilege to work with all of you.
David Welch, Street Superintendent, has been with the City for 29 years. David has been with the Street Division his entire career with the City, the first 13 years as the Street Supervisor, which was the same as what we call the Assistant Street Superintendent now. He has been Street Superintendent since 2001.
"I have a new granddaughter to spoil, I have my gardens, two homes to take care of and lots of other things I like doing.I will probably stay busy with most of that for a while. I might solicit a little bit of tractor work or carpenter work to pick up some extra pocket money," David said about his retirement plans.
A note to the City from David: I'm going to miss the comradery with the folks in the Street Division and others that I've been working with all these years, some of them over 25 years. Sometimes it feels like I'm going to walk away from part of my family, but I know where to find them if I want to see them so it's not like they are never to be seen again.
The City will miss David and Carol but we wish them the best of luck and happiness in their retirements.