Friday, March 21, 2014

Warner to Retire as City Planning and Development Director

Bill Warner, who has served as Middletown's Director of Planning and Director will retire on April 25 after 25 years of service.  This is the letter he submitted yesterday:

Dear Mayor Drew;

As you are aware I have worked for the City of Middletown for the last twenty five years.

During my tenure we have revitalized the downtown, overseen the construction of over 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space and preserved over 2,500 acres of open space.  I have spent over half of my life working for the betterment of Middletown. I am very comfortable proclaiming that the city is far better now than when I arrived in 1989. For a Director of Planning, Conservation and Development that is the ultimate measure of success.

You provide great leadership to a great city workforce.  Because of your leadership, I am confident our downtown development initiative and the long anticipated riverfront development will come to fruition and further strengthen the downtown and its connection to the riverfront.

I have had a great career with the city and I have looked forward to coming to work every day. But it is time for change.

Therefore, I submit this letter indicating my intention to retire as of April 25th, 2014.

I thank you for your support and your confidence in my abilities. It has been a pleasure working with you and all the other great people involved in making Middletown a truly great place.


Anonymous said...

Bill was great for the town of Middletown! Sad to see him go.

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Anonymous said...

yes, it is time for a change

Jimmy D said...

Nice Job Bill, Your well liked and you've done a good job here in Middletown. Good Luck