HATTIESBURG, MS — Longtime Forrest County building and grounds supervisor, Curtis Elliot, is stepping aside as the county''s lead man in overseeing maintenance and new construction, according to WDAM-TV.
Elliot was presented with a proclamation by the board of supervisors after announcing his retirement which took affect June 30: Elliot began working for the county in 1997 and has overseen disaster recovery as well as increased growth, including a new $25 million jail, the article stated.
"I''m going to miss a lot of it. I''m going to miss a lot of the people. I''ve had some very good experiences. It''s been a very stressful time, but I''ve enjoyed every bit of it," said Elliott.
"With Curtis Elliot we''re [losing] a great asset for the county so there are definitely going to be some voids that will need to be filled, but mainly our head maintenance men will have to step up and try to help fill the voids," said board President David Hogan.
In addition to the proclamation thanking Elliot for his work, the supervisors declared July 6 as Curtis Elliot Day, the article noted.
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