Longtime public works director honored in town report
Rockport — This year's town report was formally dedicated to Steve Beveridge at the Town Office Wednesday, June 4.
After 26 years, Beveridge stepped down as public works director Jan. 1 of this year to become assistant public works director, swapping positions with Michael Young. Members of his family and Public Works staff attended the dedication to congratulate him.
Executive Secretary Stacey Parra wrote the dedication to Beveridge, recapping his career with the town. “I still pick up the phone and call Steve. It's a habit that's just hard to break. … Not a day goes by that people aren't calling saying, 'Where's Steve? I need Steve.'” she wrote.
Town Manager Rick Bates thanked Beveridge for his service and expressed the town's hope that he would stay on as long as he was happy working there.
“This is a good deal for me right now, as long as the town can put up with me,” laughed Beveridge.
Bates also announced the In Memoriam for the town report was to Kay Warren, a resident of more than 30 years, longtime coordinator of the Maine Lobster Festival's Sea Goddess Pageant, and a former member of the town's Budget Committee.
Sarah E. Reynolds is copy editor for the Courier Gazette and Camden Herald.
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