Longtime Fox Point village manager to soon say farewell

Robertson resigns after 17 years; moving out West

Dec. 4, 2012

Fox Point - Fox Point Village Manager Susan Robertson is starting a new year in a new position and saying goodbye to the village after 17 years of service.

Robertson has accepted a position as city administrator of Sun Valley, Idaho. Her last day as the Fox Point village manager is Dec. 27.

"The elected officials I've worked with, and the employees, care about the community and its residents and it shows in the work that they do, and it's been a privilege to be the manager in Fox Point," Robertson said.

Robertson is not new to the West. Before stepping into her position in Fox Point, she worked as the assistant city manager in Laramie, Wyo. She also heads to the Rocky Mountains every summer for vacation.

The Sun Valley community has about 1,400 residents and many vacation properties. Altogether, it has about the same amount of properties as Fox Point.

"I think what's really similar with their community and ours is that they expect a high level of quality municipal services so I think that expectation will be similar," Robertson said. "I just felt like I was good fit for the position with my skill set and the type of community I've been working in."

Working for the same municipality for nearly two decades comes with its share of accomplishments; however, Robertson said her biggest accomplishment has been helping to continue providing a high level of service for residents despite facing cuts in revenue and the levy limit.

As village manager, Robertson also saw the construction of a new police building, as well as making considerable strides in the stormwater projects throughout the village.

- Danielle Switalski

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