Bill Bratten has retired after nearly 30 years with the Town of Ocean City. Bratten, who joined the Town in February 1984, has spent his career working in the Department of Public Works.
While Bratten’s formal responsibilities included supervising over 30 employees, he also managed the fleet and construction divisions of public works. Before becoming the construction manager for public works, Bratten was a crew leader, equipment operator and a storm drain foreman.
“I never expected my career would take the path that it has over the last 30 years,” said Bratten. “I want to thank the Mayor and Council for taking the time to recognize me and thank my colleagues for working with me over the past three decades.” Bratten is also retired for the U.S. Army, where he served from 1968 until 1970. His plans after retirement include traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.