Butler County’s longtime director of veteran services has retired.
John Cyprian officially retired from the county after 30 years. He said his staff and their talents made him confident the department was in great shape.
“30 years of walking in and out of the office, I started to analyze myself and said ‘what more can I do?'” Cyprian said. “And God Bless my staff, they are so motivated that I wondered what my purpose of staying here.”
Cyprian says many projects stand out during his time, but he’s quite proud of the World War II monument in Diamond Park.
“When I formed the World War II committee, I challenged them to make a memorial that is education but true to our history. I wanted something special for our World War II veterans as they richly deserved.”
Cyprian’s assistant Shawnee Young takes over as the director of veteran services, although he is remaining on as a special advisor.
Listen to Cyprian reflect on his career in an interview with Tracey Morgan below: