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City recognizes employees for their service

December 13, 2017

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Dec. 13, 2017

City recognizes employees for their service

The City of Tyler organization is only as great as its best employees. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, Tyler City Council recognized five employees who represent a total of 130 years of service collectively. Four firemen and one utilities construction inspector were honored in front of their peers and council members. 

Those employees are as follows: William Davis (Fire, 30 years), Kenneth Scheid (Fire, 30 years), Kelly Shirley (Fire, 30 years), Alan Lowery (Fire, 20 years) and Gary Cannon (Storm Water, 20 years). 

“These employees represent a commitment to excellence,” said Mayor Martin Heines. “We cannot say thank you enough for being a part of our organization.” 

• Captain William Davis was hired in November of 1987 and promoted through the ranks of Firefighter, Fire Driver/Engineer, and his current position of Fire Captain IV on January 6, 2002. Captain Davis is currently assigned to Ladder 2 on A-Shift.
• Captain Kenneth Owen Scheid was hired in November of 1987 and promoted through the ranks of Firefighter, Fire Driver/Engineer, and his current position of Fire Captain IV on January 2, 2005. Captain Scheid is currently assigned to Engine 6 on C-Shift.
• Captain Kelly R. Shirley was hired in November of 1987 and promoted through the ranks of Firefighter, Fire Driver/Engineer, and his current position of Fire Captain IV on March 26, 2006. Captain Shirley is currently assigned to Ladder 1 on B-Shift.
• Fire Driver/Engineer Alan Scott Lowery was hired in December of 1997, and promoted to his current position of Fire Driver/Engineer IV on January 18, 2008. Driver/Engineer Lowery is currently assigned to Engine 5 on B-Shift.
• Gary Cannon began his career with the City in December of 1997. He started in Engineering as a survey instrument operator and has worked up to Utilities Construction Inspector. He has been instrumental in the inspection of many Half Cent Sales Tax capital projects.

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