Randy Reese, who has served as fleet manager for the City of Clarksville, Tenn., since the position was created in 2015, has announced he will retire May 31.
“It’s been an honor to head up the city garage and take care of the city’s vehicles,” Reese said in a release. “I’m proud that we kept everything running, and always within budget.”
Reese, 61, has worked as a mechanic for more than 40 years, making his first paycheck in the business at 17 while still in high school. In all, he worked in vehicle maintenance for the city for 13 years, and previously for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in a similar role.
The fleet manager coordinates and supervises the Fleet Maintenance Department, which provides preventative maintenance and repair service on approximately 2,000 pieces of city equipment, ranging from vehicles to lawnmowers and chainsaws. Fleet management uses software to track and provide monthly reports on maintenance schedules, vehicle repairs, and other vehicle expenses such as tires and fuel, as well as keeping parts inventories.
Billy Lee, city garage manager and the department’s current second-in-command, will serve as interim fleet manager while a search for a new department head is conducted.