Roanoke County’s director of management and budget, Brent Robertson, is leaving to take the county administrator post in Franklin county. The Board of supervisors named Robertson to the job yesterday. He’ll start work in Franklin County June 29th. He replaces Rick Huff, who resigned to take a job in the private sector.
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At their May 28, 2015 meeting, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors officially approved the employment of W. Brent Robertson as the new County Administrator for Franklin County. Robertson will assume the position June 29, 2015.
Robertson, a Franklin County native and graduate of Franklin County High School, is currently serving as Director of Management and Budget for Roanoke County, a position he has held for 16 of his 25 years with Roanoke County. He holds a Bachelor of Science accounting degree from Radford University, a Masters of Public Administration degree from James Madison University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia. Additionally, he holds a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech.
“We are very excited to be bringing someone with Brent’s financial background into the County Administrator’s position,” expressed Cline Brubaker, Board Chairman. “He has served in a number of leadership roles in Roanoke County through his budget responsibilities including working on the establishment of the Western Virginia Regional Jail, Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection and various partnerships with the Town of Vinton that should prove helpful as Franklin County moves forward in our capital planning” added Brubaker.
Robertson is currently a member of the Virginia and National Finance Officers Association, Virginia Local Government Manager’s Association, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been active in coaching several different youth athletics for a number of years in addition to his responsibilities with Roanoke County.
“I am honored to be chosen by the Board of Supervisors to serve as administrator of the community in which I grew up. I’ve spent 25 years working in local government and believe that when we work collaboratively with the community, all members of the community benefit,” conveyed Robertson. “Citizens expect an effective and efficient government and my goal is to work jointly with the Board of Supervisors to continue the excellent, cost-effective services currently provided and to meet the future challenges that lie ahead in a manner favorable to the Board and the community. Franklin County is a special place for me and my family and we look forward to re-establishing old relationships and making many new ones.”