Suffolk Public Works salutes Richard Brown with special tribute

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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Richard Brown served the Suffolk Public Works department for nearly five decades. In his retirement, Suffolk Public Works renamed the sign shop after Brown.

Family, friends, and colleagues celebrated the retirement of Richard Brown, who dedicated 48 years to serving Suffolk Public Works. 

According to a social media post, his journey within the Traffic Engineering division began in 1975 as a Sign Technician and concluded with his role as Sign Maintenance Manager. 

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In recognition of his remarkable service to the city, the Public Works department named the sign shop in his honor.

Assistant Director Karl Marshall spoke about Brown’s service to the department during the ceremony.

“As the Public Works Team examined all that Richard has meant to our organization, we wanted to do something for him that would capture his accomplishments and his achievements,” Marshall said. “He has been monumental in the growth of our Sign and Paint Shops over the years. Richard’s knowledge, skills, and abilities were an integral part of the success of that team, and he will definitely be missed. We wish him a long and happy retirement.”