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Posted on: May 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Torch Passed for Director of Public Works, Parks, and Recreation Position

Photo of Allison, Wahlbeck, Yevich

The torch was passed today, as Eric Wahlbeck (center) retired from his position as Belleair's Director of Public Works, Parks, and Recreation by accepting a new position with Metro Development Group.

Eric inherited the Director job from his former boss and mentor, John Yevich (right), and is now passing the torch onto his right-hand-man, and former Public Services Coordinator, Ricky Allison (left).

Eric's legacy in Belleair has always centered around innovation and servant leadership, as he truly left a positive impact on not only his successor, but also on employees from all departments, and on the lives of the countless residents he impacted over his 11-plus years with Belleair.

With that, we wish Eric the greatest success and happiness in his future endeavors, and we reflect on the quote inscribed on the plaque pictured below: "It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy or our children and of future generations."

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