February 07

Ray, Coatney, Bishop: 97 Years of Service Retirement Party Recap

Last Friday we had the opportunity to honor and celebrate three special individuals who served here at the GWCCA for a combined 97 years. Melissa Ray (34 years), Michael Coatney (33 years), and Michael Bishop (30 years) are all retiring with honors! Thank you to all those that came out to the event and a special thank you to those who put it all together. Below is a farewell and thank you letter from Michael Coatney and pictures from the retirement event.

Dear Team across campus,

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I’m retiring today after Thirty plus years with the Authority. I have enjoyed my tenure here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you.  

Thank you for the support, guidance, and encouragement you have provided me during my time at GWCCA. Even though I will miss my coworkers and the Authority, I am looking forward  to new challenges as I enter into the next phase of my life.

Please keep in touch, thanks again for everything.


Michael Coatney


More Photos from the Ray, Coatney, and Bishop Retirement Party