San Anselmo’s Town Manager Debra Stutsman retires

SAN ANSELMO, CA — A replacement for San Anselmo’s Town Manager Debra Stutsman will need to be found. Stutsman announced Tuesday that she is retiring at the end of February 2017 after 27 years of service to the town, the last 15 as town manager. “I have loved serving the San Anselmo community, where I’ve lived for 40 years,” Stutsman said in a news release Wednesday. “Being the town manager and a resident has made the job extra special for me. My children grew up here and my husband and I are here to stay.” In a phone interview Wednesday with Patch, Stutsman, 63, said upon retirement she is looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren, one of whom will be born soon; traveling with her husband, playing golf and brushing up on her French. Looking back on her tenure, Stutsman said she first came to work for the town in 1989 as a part-time employee. “I was home with small children and wasn’t looking for a job, but the town was looking for someone to serve as an assistant to the volunteer coordinator, so I did that and the job grew from there,” Stutsman said. The job was 12 to 16 hours a week, which allowed her to still be home to care for her three children. She went on to serve in another part-time position as town clerk, and in 2002, she accepted the town manager position. Get free real-time news alerts from the San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch. SUBSCRIBE Three years later, in 2005 — after her youngest graduated from high school in 2004 — San Anselmo was hit with a major flood, as was much of Marin County. Not only was the downtown area of San Anselmo flooded, but the flood waters ruined the town’s Police Department, Fire Department, Library and City Council Chambers. David Nolen Swaim Owner Tam Realty Inc DRE-1070789 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 415-710-5504

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