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Eugene Williams retires from Flagler County after more than three decades on the 'Road'

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Williams worked in the Road and Bridge Department for 32 years and was valued for his easy-going nature.
by: Julie Murphy Flagler County Public Information Officer

Eugene Williams has retired after more than 32 years on the Road and Bridge Department team.

Eugene Williams. Courtesy photo

His career with Flagler County began in December 1988 when he was hired as a maintenance technician. It didn’t take long for Williams to be promoted to the position of equipment operator where he worked at multiple levels over the course of his career, and was tasked with ensuring the beauty of the county’s roadways.

“If you know Eugene – most know him as Possum – you know how hard he works and how incredibly diligent he is,” said Liz Yates, Road and Bridge administrative assistant. “He’s able to get done in a day what may take others two and a half days to do.”

Williams was valued for his easy-going nature, and willingness to accept any and all assignments for what is conservatively estimated to be 8,320 days of work.

“He has a keen eye, and is able to recognize problems and correct them before they become issues for the county,” said Road and Bridge Manager Ryan Prevatt. “He’s been extremely instrumental in training new hires, and approaches his work with enthusiasm and great pride.” 

Human Resources Director Pam Wu lauded Williams at the July 12 regular meeting of the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners for his long and loyal career.

“Eugene truly embodies our organization’s mission and has worked these past 32 and a half years to deliver the highest quality of customer focused services and create the greatest value to our community,” she said. “As Eugene leaves us to retire and begin the next chapter of his life, we wish him a long and healthy retirement. We hope that he enjoys all of his new weekends, which will now last 7 days.”

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