2/15/22 @ 10:30 a.m.
On, Friday, February 11, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners hosted a road naming ceremony in honor of Facilities Supervisor, Bill Howard, an 18 year employee who passed away in September 2021. In his role as Facilities Supervisor, Bill oversaw the maintenance of all the facilities within the Judicial Complex including the Robert M. Foster Justice Center; the Records Center; the Detention Center; the Sheriff's Administration Building; and the Emergency Operations Center. He was also responsible for ensuring that the HVAC systems functioned properly in all County facilities and served as a mentor to employees as they worked to obtain their HVAC certifications.
Bill was an outstanding employee who often went above and beyond the call of duty. But even more than that, Bill was a great person and friend to many. In an effort to commemorate Bill's service and dedication to the County, the Board voted on November 17 2021, to name the unnamed service road just south of the Robert M. Foster Justice Center "Bill Howard Way" in his honor.
Approximately 75 individuals were in attendance at the sign unveiling event which began with a welcome message by Chairman Aaron Bell. Guest speakers included the Honorable Judge James Daniel, the Honorable Judge Robert Foster; District One County Commissioner, John Martin; and Clerk of Courts, John Crawford. Bill's brother-in-law, Mark Glisson, also spoke about Bill's love of his job with the County and thanked the Board for naming the road in his honor. There were a lot of laughs and a lot of tears as everyone joined together to share stories and memories of Bill. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this a great event.
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