Marilyn E. Cole, Chesterfield County’s assistant county administrator for administration and government affairs, has announced her retirement, according to information from Chesterfield County. Her last work day will be Dec. 22.
Cole joined the county in 1992 as executive assistant to the county administrator, and was promoted in 1997 to her current position, the press release says. In addition to coordinating the daily activities of the county administrator’s office, Cole’s responsibilities include overseeing special events; providing oversight for the county’s legislative and intergovernmental relations functions, clerk to the Board of Supervisors office and the Center for Organizational Excellence; and providing direction for the county’s long-range planning citizens committee, as well as serving as the primary liaison for staff support to the Board of Supervisors.
Most notable among her achievements are being a champion for regional cooperation, having coordinated the first regional summits for elected officials in the greater Richmond area; serving on the team responsible for the county’s ACE (Award for Continuing Excellence) under the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award program; and coordinating more than 100 special events on behalf of the county, the release says.
“I have worked with Marilyn for18 years, and for the last three years in particular, have relied on her outstanding leadership,” County Administrator Jay Stegmaier says in the release. “You could not ask for a better assistant county administrator. Marilyn embodies everything you look for in a senior leader and has given much to me, the board of supervisors, our employees and the citizens of Chesterfield County.”