Chief Williams Passes Torch Of Chairman of Dothan Houston County Communications District BoardRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 02 2017 11:38 AM
DOTHAN - HOUSTON COUNTY: After 2 years serving as Chairman of the Board for the City of Dothan - Houston County Communications District Board, Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams decided not to be re-elected as Chairman. He will continue to serve as a Board Member.
Chief Williams first began his tenure as Chairman in 2015. He served during the construction phase and moving in phase of the joint Communications and Emergency Operations Center. A project kicked off by Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz, Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver and their respective Commissioners was brought home under Chief Williams leadership.
Williams tenure was a busy time in his life. A member of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chief's Williams was set to become the President of the Association. The sitting president passed away and Williams immediately became the president and served 18 months.
In 2016 Chief Larry Williams was selected as Alabama Fire Chief of the year.
Williams received another huge honor in 2016 when he was selected as Southeastern Association Career Fire Chief of the year. The Southeastern Association is a division of the International Association of Fire Chief's. It is comprised of Chief Fire Officers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.
So a huge honor on Chief Williams.
Williams volunteers in many organizations. He is active in the Dothan Rotary Club. A active member of Dothan First United Methodist Church. He has been married to his wife Sharon for the past 29 years. They have two daughters Lindsey and Nikki.
But it is his grandson Brayden which has him wrapped around that finger.
Even though Chief Williams plate has been full for the last several years, he has managed the Dothan Fire Department which has 175 employees and nine fire stations.
THANKS Chief Williams for your two years of service as Chairman of the City of Dothan - Houston County Communications District Board. Helping make a dream of many come true.