Mayor Diane Marlin announced that William Gray, P.E., will retire as Urbana Public Works Director after 26 years of service to the community. His last day in the office will be October 26 and he will officially retire on October 31, 2018. A celebration of his career is being planned for late October.
“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.”
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.