Community Open House for Retiring Rick Wyman


Event Title: Community Open House for Retiring Rick Wyman
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 26th 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, First Floor

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

THE END OF AN ERA....Last Local City Food Service Sanitarian Retires.....

After nearly 40 years of service keeping citizens and visitors safe from public health hazards, Rick Wyman is set to retire. 

Since June 11, 1973, Rick Wyman has inspected everything from dairy farms to water wells to restaurants.  He was also involved in animal control, garbage disposal, and zoning enforcement.  Most recently, he has been inspecting restaurants and other food service establishments on a full time basis. 

Outside of the City of Detroit, Rick is the only sanitarian left in the entire state doing food service inspections as a City employee.  As of May 1, 2013, Public Health enforcement in Holland will revert back to the counties. 

In 1957, Holland was on the cutting edge of Local Public Health.  City staff was instrumental in setting professional State standards for safety in food, water, and sanitation in the State of Michigan.  The City tackled inspections of bottled milk, dairy farms, and meat inspections; over time responsibility for these areas has been transferred to State agencies.  Rick’s professional degrees and training contributed a high degree of expertise and scientific application to these inspections. 

An open house will be held for Rick on April 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 in the City Council Chamber.  Please take this opportunity to wish him well in his retirement. 

Contact information: Cindy Osman, Community and Neighborhood Services 355-1330; Phil Meyer, Department Director 355-1330;          Rick Wyman, Registered Sanitarian, 355-1330

Or email:     c.osman@cityofholland.com; p.meyer@cityofholland.com; r.wyman@cityofholland.com