XENIA — William Buckwalter retired from the City of Xenia Public Service Maintenance Department March 31 after 40 years of service.
Buckwalter began his career with the City of Xenia Public Service Department July 22, 1974 as a laborer in the Sanitation Division. He then served as a truck driver and maintenance worker before his promotion to sanitation supervisor in July 1988.
Buckwalter served as the supervisor until the closure of the Sanitation Division in January 1990. He continued his service to the city as a maintenance worker with the Public Service Department, which provides critical services to the community. The public service team members are charged with clearing streets during snow events, repairing water and sewer mains, maintaining parks, and responding during weather emergencies.
Buckwalter’s years of experience with the city made him a natural choice for mentoring and training new employees as they began their career in public service maintenance.
“Bill’s presence within the department will be greatly missed, not just for our loss of 40 plus years of knowledge but for the upbeat and positive atmosphere he gave to his follow employees,” said Public Service Maintenance Superintendent Ed Quinlan.
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