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SpU TH 8F <br /> R R <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> February 28, 2012 <br /> Contact:Debra Johnson,Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-5853 <br /> KEY TO THE CITY <br /> After 48 years of service,Water Works employee retires <br /> South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will giveaway a Key to the City tomorrow at a <br /> retirement party for Bruce Smith,an employee with the South Bend Water Works <br /> Department. Smith dedicated nearly 48 years of service to the City of South Bend. <br /> Smith's retirement party will be held at the Water Works Department office at 915 S. <br /> Olive Street at 11:15 a.m. <br /> "The City of South Bend thanks Bruce for 48 remarkable years of service," said <br /> Buttigieg. "I am honored to give him a Key to the City and I wish him the best in his <br /> retirement." <br /> Smith is retiring as the Meter Department Supervisor,a position he has held for almost 20 <br /> years. Smith started his career with the South Bend Water Works on April 14, 1964. <br /> "My time with the Water Works Department was time well spent," said Smith. "I could <br /> not have asked for a better experience than working for the City of South Bend." <br /> During Smith's years with the department,he spent many days ensuring South Bend <br /> residents had safe drinking water. Years later, Smith became the first Teamster's Union <br /> Steward for the Water Works when the City of South Bend unionized in 1970. Smith has <br /> a passion for spending time with his family,the Chicago White Sox, and Notre Dame <br /> Women's basketball. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING- 227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD-SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 FAx 574/235-9892 <br />