Cuyahoga Falls City Service Director Eric Czetli will retire on Oct. 30, according to Mayor Don Walters.

"I am proud of the accomplishments of this administration and the dedicated employees of the service departments," said Czetli in a news release issued by the mayor's office Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 18). "It has been an honor to work with Mayor Walters and I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of Cuyahoga Falls in this capacity."

Walters offered praise to Czetli.

"Eric has devoted his professional life to serving the community through state and local government, and I wish him well in his retirement," stated Walters. "His dedication is second to none, and I want to thank him for his many years of service. Efforts to find his replacement are currently underway and his successor, once selected, will be presented to City Council for approval."

In a letter of resignation to Walters dated Oct. 10, Czetli thanked Walters "for giving me the opportunity to serve the residents of Cuyahoga Falls as the Director of Public Service. I wish you and the city every success in the future."

Czetli was confirmed by Cuyahoga Falls City Council to Mayor Walters' cabinet on Jan. 6, 2014.

The Service Director is responsible for overseeing eight departments in the city including building and grounds maintenance, human resources, electric, engineering, garage, street/ sanitation, utility billing and water.

Before his tenure as Service Director, Czetli was the Deputy Director for the Ohio Department of Transportation and served as Clerk of Courts for the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court. He served in the United States Air Force and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Oriana House Inc.