Larry Hewitt Class of 1981
Employer: City of Byron
Employer City: Byron
Employer State: Illinois
Position: Planning and Development Dir.
I really enjoyed my time at Morrison. I spent my first 21 years working for William Charles Const. in Rockford and really liked the Construction business, Just too many hours and stress ! My wife and I have raised 4 kids and have 6 grandchildren so far. I switched careers about 15 years ago and took a government job. Love it and will be retiring in a couple of years.
I was recently married when I attended Morrison so didn't get to live in the dorms. I did get involved in everything from Thursday night Ski club (GO DON DIRKSON !! ) to tubing in the flooded creek after a big rain. We had mostly guys back then but we did graduate with a few ladies and everyone seemed to fit in together.
My professors were awesome and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I don't regret going to a 4 year college and the company that hired me out of Morrison said at the time they preferred students from Morrison as opposed to other schools.
I was the project manager for the Belvidere by-pass back in the late 80's and 90's and also built the Harrison Ave, by-pass for the new Lowe's Distribution several years ago. That was my last project with the company.
I run the Building Dept., Zoning, Development, TIF District and help oversee the public works dept., mainly streets.