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On October 6, 2023, the City of Niceville dedicated a portion of Partin Drive/State Road 285 from Highway 20 to College Boulevard in honor of the late Mayor Randall Wise. This event celebrated the legacy of Mayor Wise, who dedicated nearly 49 years of his life to the service of the City of Niceville.

Mayor Wise, who served as the Mayor of Niceville from 1971 to 2020, left an unforgettable mark on the community and its residents. His commitment and love for the City of Niceville have made him a legendary figure in local government, earning him the distinction of being the fifteenth-longest-serving Mayor in recorded American history.

City Manager, David Deitch, shared his thoughts on this historic dedication: "Mayor Wise's service to our city was nothing short of extraordinary. His dedication to improving the lives of our residents and his tireless efforts to make Niceville a better place will forever be remembered. Renaming this stretch of highway in his honor is a small token of our gratitude for his contributions."

Residents, community members, City leaders and Mayor Wise’s family were present.

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