Franklin County Administrator Brent Robertson announced last week that he will resign March 31, 2019. Robertson was hired in June 2015 after spending 16 years as the budget and management director for Roanoke County for 16 years.
In a press release, Robertson wrote “it feels like the right time to step back, take a break and explore new opportunities for me and my family.” He also wrote he looks forward to exploring new ways to serve the community.
Robertson has almost three decades experience in local government, including 25 years with Roanoke County. He’s a Franklin County native and graduate of Franklin County High School.
“He is probably going to show up again somewhere,” said Bob Camicia, supervisor for the Gills Creek District. “He’s eligible for retirement at the state system, and we all wish him well.”
Mike Carter, Rocky Mount Supervisor, said Deputy Administrator Chris Whitlow will fill in while the county looks for a new administrator. “He’s a great guy and I think he’ll do a fine job,” Carter said of Whitlow.
As the county administrator, Robertson developed and administered the county budget, served as a liaison in regional efforts, monitored the county’s financial health, and managed staff supporting the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.