• News Release: Highway Dedication Ceremony Honoring Mayor Randall Wise, a 48-Year Public Ser9/15/2023


    Highway Dedication Ceremony Honoring Mayor Randall Wise, a 48-Year Public Servant

    Niceville, September 12, 2023 – The City of Niceville is proud to announce the dedication of Partin Drive/State Road 285 from Highway 20 to College Boulevard in honor of the late Mayor Randall Wise. This event will celebrate the legacy of Mayor Wise, who dedicated nearly 49 years of his life to the service of the City of Niceville.

    Mayor Wise, who served as the Mayor of Niceville from 1971 to 2020, left an unforgettable mark on the community and its residents. His commitment and love for the City of Niceville have made him a legendary figure in local government, earning him the distinction of being the fifteenth-longest-serving Mayor in recorded American history.

    City Manager, David Deitch, shared his thoughts on this historic dedication: "Mayor Wise's service to our city was nothing short of extraordinary. His dedication to improving the lives of our residents and his tireless efforts to make Niceville a better place will forever be remembered. Renaming this stretch of highway in his honor is a small token of our gratitude for his contributions."

    Residents and community members are invited to join with City leaders and Mayor Wise’s family to celebrate this local icon.

    Key details of the Highway Dedication event:
    Date: October 6
    Time: 8:00 a.m.
    Location: Intersection of State Road 285 and College Boulevard
    Refreshments will be served at Council Chambers immediately following dedication.

    For more information, please contact:
    Julie Mooney | Senior Center Manager | jmooney@nicevillefl.gov | (850) 279-6436 ext. 1601

    About the City of Niceville:
    The City of Niceville is a vibrant community known for its rich heritage, strong community spirit, and commitment to excellence. With a focus on providing exceptional services to its residents, the City of Niceville strives to create a thriving environment for all.