Wheeler has been Medford’s Mayor since 2004. Before that, he served on various city committees, since the early 90’s.
An ordinance approving renaming Field 10 at the complex, to Gary H. Wheeler Field , will be voted on by the city council this Thursday.
“Mayor Wheeler was very instrumental in helping push this park forward, and getting it built, so it was one of these things we thought was very appropriate to name after our four term mayor,” says Brian Sjothun, Medford’s City Manager.
Sjothun says, when it is appropriate to have a gathering, the sign will be unveiled.
Mayor Wheeler’s term ends at the end of the year.
Mayor Elect Randy Sparacino, Medford’s former Police Chief, will be sworn in as Mayor on January 7th.