25 years or more of service
William T. Skinner
Billy came to work for the City in 1972 as a Draftsman in the City’s Engineering Department. He was later promoted to manager over Engineering. He was promoted to Transportation Manager in 2007.
Mike came to work for the City in 1976 as a Firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1984; to Captain in 1993; and to Battalion Chief in 2012.
Steve came to work for the City in 1978 as a Police Officer. He was promoted to the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant. He transferred to Electric Line worker in 1988. In 1993, he was selected as the first Safety Risk Manager for the City. In 1996, he was appointed Police Chief. In 1997, he was selected as the Public Works Director. In 2004, he was appointed Deputy City Manager and became City Manager in 2005.
Annette came to work for the City in 1987 as a Dispatcher / Detention Officer. She was promoted to police officer in 1991.
William T. Hailey, Jr.
Tommy came to work for the Covington Newton County Recreation Authority in 1989 as the Director.
25 years or less of service
Jim came to work for the City in 1990 as a Firefighter. He progressed to Firefighter III and was promoted to Engineer in 2006.
Fred came to work for the City in 1990 as a Meter Reader for the Electric Department. He served several years as its Lead Meter Reader
Arvo came to work for the City in 1991 as a Police Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994. During his tenure with the City he has served as the Range Master and Firearms Trainer, served on the DEA Task Force and been a supervisor in Investigations and Patrol Services.
Brenda Fay Hancock
Fay came to work for the City in 1989 as a Communications Technician. In 2008, she transferred to the Police Department as a Customer Service Rep.
Ricky came to work for the Covington Newton County Recreation Authority in 1991 as a Recreation Specialist.
Thomas came to work for the City in 1991 as a Water Treatment Operator. He achieved all certifications available in water treatment and was promoted to Class I Operator in 1999.
William T. Womac Jr.
Tommy came to work for the City in 1992 as a laborer in the Street Department. He was promoted to Equipment Operator in 1996 and later transferred to the Reycling Center.
David came to work for the City in 1993 as a Firefighter. He was promoted to Fire Inspector/ Captain in 1998. In 2004 he was promoted to Deputy Chief Fire Marshal.
Bill came to work for the City in 1993 as its first Electrical Engineer and Manager of its Electric Department. In 1997, the Natural Gas System was placed under Bill’s direction and Bill became the City’s Utilities Director.
Kenneth came to work for the City in 1995 as a Driver in the Solid Waste Department. In 1997, he worked on the City‘s Public Work Accreditation project and in 1999, he became the Warehouse Coordinator.
Harry came to work for the City in 1998 as the Crew Supervisor for the City’s Wastewater Service line rehabilitation crew.
Charlie came to work for the City in 1999 as the Shop Supervisor for the Equipment Maintenance Department. In 2001, he was promoted to the Equipment Maintenance Manager.
Diana came to work for the City in 2003 as a Customer Service Representative for the Administrative Department.
Terry came to work for the City in 2005 as an Engineering Technician responsible for streets and roads. He briefly assumed the role of Transportation Manager in 2013 prior to his retirement.
The City of Covington held its retirement reception Thursday evening honoring the 19 former employees who made 2013 their swan song.
The evening started with refreshments as conversations and memories were shared with the retirees.
City Manager Leigh Anne Knight then presented the honorees, who were introduced by their managers and presented awards by Mayor Ronnie Johnston.
Receiving framed certificates upon their retirement were William Skinner, Michael Turner, Steve Horton, Annette Munoz, Tommy Hailey, James Hickman, Frederick Leavitt, Arvo Bowen, Brenda Hancock, Rickey Vaughn, Thomas Wilson, William Womac, David Carter, Bill Meecham, Kenneth Morgan, Harry Davis, Charles Ramey, Diana Joseph and Terrel Savage.
The night then moved into a dinner reception, and presentations and gifts were given to Skinner, Turner, Horton, Munoz and Hailey.