For the past 25 years, Benard Stevenson has seen a lot of changes within the city and has worked for two different mayors. One thing that has remained a constant is his work ethic and the fact that Greenbrier keeps growing!
"The population is the biggest thing that has changed and it has been overwhelming" shares Stevenson. Upgrades down the road to keep up with the growth will be a necessity. Amber Wallace, City Services Office Manager adds,"He is a man of few words, so when he talks.. you listen! He is an excellent worker, never complains, does his job and does it well! We appreciate his dedication to the city and will miss him. He has been a huge asset to the city and a pleasure to work with." Stevenson has worked with many different employees with the city throughout the years and his expertise and guidance will be hard to replace. "He just don't quit, he is a work-a-holic, when he isn't working here, he is working with his cattle. Benard does whatever job with pride everyday. His patience with his co-workers will be missed and you'll not find anyone better in Northern Faulkner County" shares Jamie Moore, Field Manager with the City of Greenbrier.
When asked, "Why did you stay so long?" He laughs, "I've really enjoyed the people I've worked with, or I wouldn't have stayed this long." While we will miss him at the city, he is moving to greener pastures. In retirement, he will be concentrating on his cattle ranch and spending time with his wife Vickie; children and grand kids. Friday, April 29th at 12:30 the city will be celebrating Benard's service at the new Parks and Recreation/Chamber of Commerce building at 16 Industrial Drive. Help us congratulate him on his retirement!