The city of Waxahachie will hold a public reception honoring Chief Building Inspector Sanford Smith from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Waxahachie City Hall, 401. South Rogers St.

Smith will officially retire at the end of January following a career that has spanned nearly a quarter century with the city.

During his tenure, Smith helped the city create and enforce the majority of building codes now in place throughout the city.

The public is encouraged to attend the reception.