Retiring department of development director Delton Ake made a last request (the replat of two lots) before the county commissioners court Monday night, thanking members for allowing him to come before them. 

In a proclamation, County Judge Carol Bush cited Ake’s service of more than 11 years, nine of those as director. Describing his many accomplishments, she included county flood plain administrator, improving the county’s flood plain order and amending the on-site sewerage facility order, both measures that were approved by the commissioners court.

Her proclamation also cited his improvement of standards and adherence for subdivision infrastructure and septic system installation and maintenance throughout the county. 

Ake also was recognized for his many civic accomplishments and contributions to the community, including having served as president of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, board member of the YMCA and Homebuilders Board member.

His dedication was recognized for his church involvement: He’s an elder of Brown Street Church of Christ, where he teaches Bible classes.

Ake’s last day with the county is Aug. 31.