After 18 years of service, outgoing City Treasurer of Manassas Robin Perkins has retired from her position.
According to a release, it all began for Perkins 35 years ago, when she began volunteering in the City Treasurer’s Office a few days a week.
During this time, “tax records were kept on a binary card system. Staff had to wade through cards and copies in triplicate as residents paid their taxes. When Robin began with the City of Manassas, Utility billing was handled through the Treasurer’s office as well,” stated a release.
Perkins made the decision to retire earlier this year, and plans to travel around the world with her husband during her retirement, according to a release.
“I am one of the lucky ones who really loves coming to work every day. I will miss it all. But it is time to enjoy my family and some travel,” stated Perkins in a release.
More on Perkins and her time as Treasurer, from a release:
Years later, with the advent of personal computers, Robin was the first City Treasurer to create the original tax database for City residents. Since that time, she has worked through three more system upgrades and overhauls. She has dedicated her career to good stewardship as she collects taxes, pays invoices and handles the City of Manassas investment portfolio.
Robin Perkins not only works in the City of Manassas, but has raised two children and three grandchildren during her tenure. As a graduate of Osbourn High School, it was only natural that Robin assist with school activities for her own children as they attended Osbourn High School as well.
Robin is not only dedicated to City government, but gives back to the community in many ways. She has served on the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade Committee for six years, helping to put on the best Christmas Parade in the region. She serves with the Manassas Rotary Club in many community endeavors, most importantly the Christmas Party for residents of Birmingham Green Assisted Living. She is a member of the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club. This club also gives back to the community, taking Christmas portraits of the residents of Birmingham Green Assisted Living.
In a special election for the position, Patricia Richie-Folks was elected the new City Treasurer on November 8 and was sworn in during Monday’s Manassas City Council Meeting.