He's has been the Animal Services Director in Midland, Texas, for as long as most of us remember, but next week will be his last week. Then it's good bye Midland as he and Ms. Willis leave our fair city for Graham, Texas, where they will enjoy retirement. Paul O'Neill of College Station will be taking over here as Animal Services Director.
Mr. Willis began his career in animal control 31 years ago in Lubbock where he was a supervisor. And before moving to Midland he worked for five years as the Animal Control director in Odessa. And the past 23 years he's been the director in Midland where, among other things, he was instrumental in bringing the dog park to Midland.
So here's a giant "thank you" to Mr. Willis for all he did to get that thing built. It took perseverance, and he stuck with it. It has enriched canine lives all across the region.
Midland's loss is Graham's gain. Good bye Coy. May you have a wonderful retirement.