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Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council honors Donald Hall

Donald Hall

The City of Lenoir City Council honored retiring employee Donald Hall Tuesday night, Dec. 1, 2020, during the City Council meeting.

Hall started working for the City of Lenoir on Aug. 1, 1980, as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I. In 1987, Hall obtained additional certification to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II and further certification in 2000 to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III. Hall will officially retire Jan. 1, 2021, with 41 years of service.

Mayor Joe Gibbons read a resolution honoring Hall and presented the resolution and a Key to the City to Public Utilities Director Radford Thomas, who accepted the items on Hall's behalf

"This is another example of the longevity we have had in our department," Thomas said. "I'm really thankful for folks like Donald, the leadership that they provide, their steady hand, the consistency of their work, their dependability, all those things have made our department a solid organization. Donald sends his regrets for not being able to attend, but he also extends his thanks and his appreciation for all the City has done for him over those 41 years."


WHEREAS, Donald Hall, began his career as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 1 on August 1, 1980, obtained additional certification on July 7, 1987 to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II and further certification on August 14, 2000 to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III; and

WHEREAS, Donald Hall, has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2021 ending 41 years of exemplary service to the citizens of Lenoir and Caldwell County; and

WHEREAS, Donald has made a significant contribution through his operational experience and knowledge of the wastewater treatment plants along with his integrity and commitment to excellence in providing a safe and clean environment to our community; and 

WHEREAS, His “Team Lenoir” approach in the Utilities Department and the respect for his experience is shared by all of his co-workers;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council and all the citizens do hereby wish the very best for Donald in his retirement and commend him for the example he has set as a dedicated public servant; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we extend our sincere appreciation and deep gratitude for his faithful and outstanding service which has contributed to the betterment of our City.

Witness my hand and seal this the 1st day of December, 2020. 

Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor

Key to the City presented to Donald Hall, Lower Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. In recognition of 41 years of dedicated and outstanding service to the City of Lenoir and its citizens. Lenoir City Council, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor

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