Bill Gray says Farewell to the City
The line for people greeting Bill Gray at a retirement reception last Friday wrapped around the room and out the door. People in attendance gave Gray a standing ovation.
“We are grateful for Bill Gray’s tremendous contributions to our community and beyond,” Marlin said. “We will greatly miss his steady hand and unmatched institutional knowledge and expertise. Under his leadership, the City of Urbana has distinguished itself as a leader in sustainability, infrastructure, multi-modal transportation design, operations, urban forestry, and intergovernmental cooperation. We wish Bill and Kathy Gray the very best.”
The celebration had many from the community, family, friends and colleagues all celebrating the career of Gray. "It's time for a new adventure in my life," Gray said. He was awarded with a Mayoral proclamation, a plaque and two street signs made in the Urbana Public Works department, which is an honorary Urbana tradition.
Mayor Marlin also announced that City Administrator Carol Mitten will serve a dual role as Interim Public Works Director while a nationwide search is conducted to fill the vacancy.