Monday, May 13, 2013
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File Photo o Gwinnett County Fire Chief Bill Myers speaks during a press conference to announce the accreditation of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services' paramedic training program last year.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Fire Chief Bill Myers will retire in the coming weeks.
Myers, who joined the county as a firefighter 30 years ago, is due to step down on May 24, he said Monday at a strategic planning session with county officials and commissioners.
"God laid it out there and it all fell into place," Myers said of retirement plans.
He and wife Jamie plan to raise beef cattle on a farm in Tennessee, he said, adding that his Mountain Park home sold quicker than the pair expected, moving up the plans.
"It's really a blessing," he said. "I'm very grateful. Working for Gwinnett County has been an amazing to provide a living for my family."
County Administrator Glenn Stephens said Myers has not only been an affective fire chief for the past four years, but a wonderful role model for employees.
"I think Bill has been a tremendous asset first to the department and the people in the department but also to the county as a whole," Stephens said. "I'm proud of his accomplishments."
Stephens said Myers replacement has not been announced.