During Wednesday's City Commission meeting, Key West City Manager Patti McLauchlin honored retired employee Richard Pazo for his 30 years of dedicated service to the City.
He started with the City at the solid waste plant, serving as the operator for some time. Later, he joined the facilities maintenance project and construction team.
One of his favorite accomplishments with Community Services, said McLauchlin, is that he built the tiny town of houses that provide magic for the children every Christmas at Bayview Park.
"He's known for his quiet demeanor," said McLauchlin. "He's very quiet. He gets the job done, and you never even know he's around."
She added that, by what she's heard, he's a force to be reckoned with on the golf course.
"Kind of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," she said. She noted that she and Pazo worked together for his entire career. "I, for one," she said, "am very grateful that you've been with my team for that long."