Congratulations to All Our 2021 Retirees

PD retirees
Police Department
Pictured left to right: Sgt. Rodney Boyer, Sgt. Grant Crawley, Capt. Mike Klos, Theresa Manselle - Executive Assistant, 
Officer Kevin McComas, Major Gil Weingart

During 2021, the Maryland Heights Police Department had five long-serving veteran police officers and one civilian employee retire. These six employees carried more than 181 years combined service to the residents and businesses of Maryland Heights. "Each one of these employees were outstanding and played a significant role in the history of our Police Department" said Chief Carson. "Their dedication and service to this community is very much appreciated, and they will be sorely missed." Thank you all for what you did to protect and serve the community of Maryland Heights. 

judieCommunity Development
Judie Collier - Customer Relations Specialist

Judie began her career at Maryland Heights working part-time in the Parks and Recreation Department. In 2013, she transferred to the Government Center where she became a familiar face, the welcoming committee to new residents, and "schedule-ista." This hardworking mother of five has spent her entire life taking care of other people. Many coworkers will never forget her Friday morning breakfasts and other baked goodies she would often bring in to share. We are excited for her to start her chapter of retirement so she can start putting herself first.  

PW retirees
Public Works
Pictured left to right: Joe Laird - Construction Inspector, L.G. Loos - Engineering Manager, Steve Schenk - Operations Manager

Joe Laird started his career with Maryland Heights in 1998 on the Street Maintenance crew and advanced to Engineering Technician/Public Works Inspector in 2001. Joe was involved in the inspection of many of the improved streets in the City including Progress Parkway, Adie and Fee Fee Rd. 

L.G. Loos was hired in 1999 and helped the City obtain millions of dollars in federal funding to reconstruct and improve the collector roadway system.

Steve Schenk started when the Public Works Department was founded in 1986 as a crew leader. In 2001, he became Public Works Inspector where he inspected the construction of the Maryland Heights Expressway among many other street improvement projects. In 2008, Steve was selected to be the Operations Manager where he oversaw the Public Works maintenance crews, city vehicles and equipment maintenance. 

Admin Finance retireesAdministration & Finance
Pictured left to right: Deborah Hamilton - Human Resources Manager, 
Dave Watson - Director of Finance

Chances are, if you work for the City of Maryland Heights, you were probably interviewed by Deborah Hamilton. From her collection of elephants to mowing grass with the Parks crew to her vast knowledge of everything HR, we value everything she has provided the City of Maryland Heights for the last 17 years. 

Dave Watson was the City's first Director of Finance who was hired in 1985. He led the City in achieving national recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the City's annual budget. He served on a variety of national, state and local committees. In 2012, he was the first recipient of Missouri GFOA's Excellence in Government which is presented to those who display a high standard of leadership, professionalism, ethics and integrity in the government finance profession.