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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2004

Langley announces retirement

Bill Langley, deputy director of the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department, will retire effective June 30.

“Bill has given 28 years of loyal service to the City, of which, 25 years were served in the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department,” said Oscar McGaskey Jr., department director.

“He has made a significant contribution to the City and will be greatly missed,” McGaskey said.

Langley was the acting director of the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department from July 2003 when William LaMette retired, until this month when McGaskey became the new director.

Langley rose through the ranks at the City and served the Conventions and Entertainment Centers Department as deputy director for a total of more than 13 years.

He began his career with the City in 1976 as a social worker in the City Planning and Development Department. He was promoted in 1978 to a position in the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, where he worked until moving to the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department in 1980.

During the 25 years Langley worked in the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department, he held six positions of increasing responsibility, first accepting the position of deputy director in 1985. Langley also served the department as assistant to the director, building manager, facilities manager, event coordinator, and municipal management trainee.

    
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