Mebane’s city council members took a pause during their monthly meeting Monday night to honor their long-time public works director who is retiring at the end of January.
Wayne Pore has been with the city for 30 years, it was noted, climbing through the ranks from being a groundskeeper and member of the city’s mowing crew to become the city’s public works director – overseeing operations for streets, sanitation, recycling, utility, and public facilities – for the past eight years.
Council members took time out of their Zoom meeting to praise Pore’s track record with the city. Councilman Tim Bradley noted that, like many of Mebane’s employees, Pore had risen through the ranks. He praised the public works director’s “can do” attitude.
City manager David Cheek, who pointed out that he had appointed Pore to his current position January 1, 2013, observed that it was appropriate that he and Pore will be retiring from the city’s service at the same time, at the end of January.