Dale Wilson served our community diligently for nearly 21 years, coming to the City in October of 2001.  Dale’s service included many different positions, beginning as a Maintenance Worker 1 and Maintenance Worker 2. As opportunities arose, Dale subsequently was promoted to several additional positions from Crew Lead, Operations Lead, and ultimately serving out his career as Operations Manager.  

Dale represented the City and Department well, always striving to deliver the best services for this community.  Whereas Dale loved all that he did, I do believe his true passion showed in his ground maintenance duties, especially City beautification projects.  Dale’s efforts in moving this City and Department forward paved the way for many of us who continue to serve beyond his tenure by setting the highest standards in which this Department remains committed. 

Many awards have been bestowed upon Dale over his time with Erlanger; his Silver and Bronze Level Awards for “Community Safety and Health Programs” from the Kentucky League of Cities certainly were his highlights. However, what Dale truly cherished most of all were the simple dividends of his daily work along with the never ending respect of his peers.

As much as Dale enjoyed his career and serving the Citizens of Erlanger, his true passion in life is his family and his faith.  Dale never missed an opportunity to boast about both anytime a conversation allowed. Working along such a devout family man and Christian was our blessing as coworkers.    

Through everyday actions, Dale quietly and humbly served all by completing a career truly worthy of our admiration and envy. 

Provided by the Public Works Department