HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Longtime Forrest County building and grounds supervisor Curtis Elliot is stepping aside as the county's lead man in overseeing maintenance and new construction.
Elliot was presented with a proclamation Tuesday by the board of supervisors after announcing his retirement which took affect June 30th. Elliot began working for the county in 1997 and has overseen disaster recovery as well as increased growth, including a new $25 million jail.
"I'm going to miss a lot of it. I'm going to miss a lot of the people. I've had some very good experience. It's been a very stressful time, but I've enjoyed every bit of it," said Elliott.
"With Curtis Elliot we're loosing a great asset for the county so there're definitely going to be some voids that we're really going to all have to step up, but mainly our head maintenance men will have to step up and try to help fill the voids. As far as the jail is concerned, we're going to rely more heavily on Dean and Dean, the architectural firm to help us make sure that the project moves smoothly," said board president David Hogan.
In addition to the proclamation thanking Elliot for his work, the supervisors declared July 6th as Curtis Elliot Day.