Pat Roller gives notice to Mayor Henry of intent to leave at the end of 2008

Mayor Tom Henry announced Sept. 16 that City Controller Pat Roller has informed him of her intention to step down from the position effective December 31, 2008. In a letter dated September 2, Roller thanked the mayor for the opportunity to work with him. Roller has served as Controller, the Chief Financial Officer position of the City, since January 2004.

“Pat has been a tremendous asset to me as our new administration took office and settled in,” said Mayor Henry. “I am appreciative of her expertise, insight and advice she has shared with me and I hope she will continue to be a resource even as she moves on to explore other career opportunities.”

Roller said she is exploring several opportunities for the next step in her professional path. “I'€™ve learned so much from serving in this position,” said Roller. “I think it'€™s an invaluable opportunity for anyone to see firsthand how committed public employees are to working for the citizens and to making the most of the taxpayers'€™ dollars and their trust. I am impressed with those with whom I'€™ve worked and I am proud to have served.”

Mayor Henry said the City will be posting Roller'€™s position immediately.