From left, retiring Pinellas Park City Manager Michael Gustafson receives a Taser from police Capt. Michael Haworth police Chief Dorene Thomas during a Jan. 21 retirement party.
PINELLAS PARK - Michael Gustafson retired in January from his role of city manager after 24 years working for Pinellas Park.
He’s been replaced by the city’s former fire chief, Doug Lewis.
Gustafson began his career with the city in 1990 as a senior trades inspector. He was then promoted to building division director, community development administrator, assistant city manager and finally, city manager, a position he’s held for the past 10 years.
A retirement party in his honor took place Jan. 21 at Park Station. The City Council presented him with a piece of artwork from Pompei Studio. Pinellas Park firefighters presented him with a framed ax and city police gave him a Taser.