Hi Cheltzi, Ann Arbor named their public works building after a retired director in 2007. This is our most recent naming resolution, but I know we have older ones for parks as well. Feel free to contact me directly if you need more examples. Good luck! Jackie
RESOLUTION TO RENAME THE “SWIFT RUN SERVICE CENTER” TO THE “W.R. WHEELER SERVICE CENTER” IN RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION OF THE CAREER AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF WILLIAM R. WHEELER
Whereas, William (Bill) R. Wheeler has dedicated his career to the City of Ann Arbor starting as Water Treatment Plant Engineer in July of 1969 and then serving in several other capacities including City Engineer, Public Services Director and Major Projects Manager;
Whereas, William R. Wheeler has continuously and faithfully served the residents and businesses of the City of Ann Arbor for nearly 38 years with a high degree of integrity, proficiency, professionalism, and focus on customer service, which demonstrate outstanding personal and individual commitment to serving the Ann Arbor public;
Whereas, During his career, Bill has performed or directed significant and noteworthy efforts including, but not limited to, Water Treatment Plant improvements, development of construction standards to assure consistent quality in private development construction of City infrastructure systems, securing millions of dollars in State & Federal transportation grants, reconstruction of the Broadway and Huron River Bridges, steady improvement of the quality of Ann Arbor local streets final and proper closure of the City's landfills including achieving compliance with State requirements, the current construction of the Field Operations and Maintenance Facility and hundreds of other Capital improvements to City infrastructure; and
Whereas, The City Council desires to name the complex commonly referred to as the Swift Run Service Center, in the area bounded on the East by Platt Rd, on the West by Stone School Rd, on the North by Ellsworth Road and on the South by East Morgan Rd. in recognition and appreciation of the career of William R. Wheeler for his outstanding service to the Ann Arbor community;
RESOLVED, That the area commonly known as the Swift Run Service Center be henceforth known as the City of Ann Arbor W. R. Wheeler Service Center; and
RESOLVED, That Council direct the City Administrator to install monument signage at significant entrances to the W. R. Wheeler Service Center off Ellsworth and Platt Roads, and that a public dedication ceremony recognizing the new naming be scheduled at an appropriate time.