Terry Riley

Congratulations on your retirement on May 28, 2021

On behalf of the WT Supervisors, Employees and recreation enthusiasts, we would all like to sincerely thank Terry for his public service and dedicated work as a township Construction Foreman and Recreation Facilities Supervisor for over 23 years.  Terry was instrumental in helping to build and maintain the White Township Recreation Complex along East Pike Road and also many of the other township-owned parks in the community. 

Terry is a proud US Army veteran having served 20 years in various positions including Artillery, Engineering and Explosive Ordinance Disposal.  Thank you, Terry, for your service to our country!  His second career with the Township began on Monday, September 15, 1997.  Terry said he wanted to work at the township “to use his building skills and he enjoyed sports.”  When Terry moved to the area, the Rec Complex was just starting the build-out phase.  He took pride in his work and considered it a great job! 

His favorite part of the job?  Terry stated it was training the young men and watching them grow up over the years.  He appreciates the many people he’s met as a Supervisor at the Arena building.  Terry exclaims, “What’s not to be proud of as you look around the sports complex and know you had a part of building it from the start.”  He says he’ll miss talking with people on a daily basis and helping to keep baseball and sports alive in Indiana.  All of us at the township will certainly miss watching Terry make the last touch-up with his rake of the grounds around home plate, look to the pitcher’s mound and proudly yell “Play Ball!” 

The future sees Terry initially spending his days in retirement doing upgrades to his home.  After that “only time will tell” he says.  “I have a large family and love to travel.”   All the patrons of township recreation will miss Terry’s gift of making you feel welcome and being a friend for using the facilities that he is thrilled to have been a part of as he grins ear to ear.  We all want to wish Terry a well-deserved retirement……Cheers!