Derek's Way

Last week, Lenoir City officials honored former LCUB employee, Derek Williams. Derek was diagnosed with ALS some time ago and ultimately took medical retirement as the disease progressed.

A large number of LCUB employees, friends, family and officials gathered to dedicate the new access road into the new LCUB facilities in honor of Derek and to name the road for him, Derek's Way

Mayor Tony Aikens read the following proclamation;

WHEREAS, the governing body of the City of Lenoir City has adopted a policy of recognizing

and honoring outstanding individuals, establishments, and organizations within out community, and

WHEREAS, Derek Williams has been a lifetime resident of Lenoir City and has been married to

Susan Skinner Williams for 22 years with two sons, Elijah and Nathan; and

WHEREAS, Derek Williams worked for Lenoir City Utilities Board from January 21, 1991, thru

August 31, 2015; and

WHEREAS, Derek Williams became a fulltime employee at the Lenoir City Utilities Board as a part-time

employee on March 20, 1984, at the Electric Warehouse; and

WHEREAS, Derek Williams became a fulltime employee with Lenoir City Utilities Board as a

Wastewater Plant Operator on January 21, 1991; and

WHEREAS, at the time of Derek Williams' retirement on August 31, 2015, Derek Williams was

serving as a Journeyman Lineman for 17 years in the Electric Department; and

WHEREAS, Derek Williams is an inspiration and role model for his coworkers, AWANA cubbies

class, community, family, and friends; and

WHEREAS, Lenoir City Utilities Board wishes to honor Derek Williams by naming the private

entrance into LCUB's Operational Facilities as Derek's Way; and

Now, Therefore be it Proclaimed, by Tony R. Aikens, Mayor of Lenoir City, Tennessee, that

Derek Williams be honored for his great service to Lenoir City Utilities Board and the community
by dedicating Derek's Way in his name.

Be it further PROCLAIMED, that a copy of this proclamation, signed by the Mayor, attested by the

General Manager of Lenoir City Utilities Board and bearing the great seal of the City, be

presented to Derek Williams.