The City of Winter Haven lost an important member of its leadership team Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
Utility Services Director Kim Hansell was killed in a head-on collision on Bomber Road in Wahneta Tuesday.
Kim began her career with the City of Winter Haven in May of 2005, and worked in many capacities. Her current position was Utility Services Director where she supervised a team of more than 65 employees providing Winter Haven with water and wastewater services. She loved her job, and the many people she worked alongside.
City Manager Deric Feacher stated, "Kim was an important member of the City of Winter Haven team. She was a very knowledgeable and extremely trustworthy leader who cared deeply about her fellow employees, the City organization and the community she served. It is a tremendous loss."
A public memorial service will be Tuesday, August 19, at 10 a.m., at the Chain of Lakes Complex, West Entrance theatre, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. In honor of Kim's love for fellowship and food, a pot luck gathering will immediately follow in the gymnasium at the Complex. Food contributions will be accepted at the Complex between 8:30 and 11 a.m. the morning of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL, 33803.