Retirement lunch honors Don Gambrell for 44 years of service


A retirement lunch was held last Friday at the Beall Center for City of Donalsonville Public Works Superintendent Don Gambrell who will officially retire on October 31 with 44 years of service to the City of Donalsonville.

Gambrell began his four plus decades of service to the city as a wastewater treatment plant operator in 1975. Over the years he worked with the street department before becoming Assistant Public Works Superintendent under William Bledsoe.  Upon Bledsoe’s retirement on October 20, 1994 Gambrell was promoted to his current position. Over his 44 year span, Gambrell had the pleasure of working in the administration of five Donalsonville Mayors:
D. F. Wurst, Marty Shingler, David Fain, Joe Burke and Dan Ponder.

“I have enjoyed my time working with the city and the citizens of this fine community. It has been my pleasure to serve each and every one of you,” commented Gambrell.

Current Assistant Public Works Superintendent Bert Adams has been promoted to Superintendent and will assume his new duties on November 1.

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