Dear Mayor, City Council members and fellow employees:
There comes a time in most people’s life where a decision needs to be made concerning their future. I am at the point in my life at which I am announcing my intention to retire from my position with the City of Rochester.
It has been my privilege and honor to be of service to the Mayors, City Council members, employees and community citizens during the 46 years that I have been employed with the City of Rochester in this wonderful community.
I wish to thank all of the elected officials and city employees that I have had the honor to be associated with over the years in assisting me in carrying out my responsibilities. The community is fortunate to have dedicated and competent elected officials and employees of the city organization that have provided the citizens of the community with quality municipal services during many years of rapid growth and doing so in a manner that has resulted in the City of Rochester being viewed as one of the best cities in America in which to live, while maintaining the highest credit rating available since 1977.
I wish to acknowledge the contributions that Gary Neumann has provided to the City Administrator’s Office during the past 34 years that we have worked together. During this period of time, Gary has been the staff lead in the formulation and implementation of many initiatives that have benefited the community, the most significant being the implementation of the flood control project.
It is my intention to retire in the second quarter of 2017. I will announce a formal date later; I am currently involved in several initiatives that I wish to spend more time on before I leave.
I wish you continued success, health and happiness.
Thank you and God bless