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With replacement elected, Manassas treasurer set to retire after 35 years

MANASSAS, Va. — Robin Perkins will retire after working 35 years as the Treasuer for Manassas City. 

More in a press release: 

“More than 35 years ago, Robin Perkins, retiring Treasurer of the City of Manassas, began volunteering in the Treasurer’s Office a couple of days a week. When she began her career with the City, 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.”

“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.”

“Perkins raised two children and three grandchildren during her tenure. As a graduate of Osbourn High School, Perkins assisted with school activities for her own children as they attended Osbourn High School as well.”

“Perkins 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.” 

“Perkins plans to travel with her husband of 42 years, first seeing the United States and then on to other pursuits.” 

Before she rides off into the sunset, Perkins will be honored as “Woman of the Year” at the 71st Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3. 

Patricia Richie-Folks will replace Perkins as Treasuer. She was elected on November 8 by city residents.

She penned a thank you note to voters:

“I am thankful and honored beyond words that the citizens of the City of Manassas have bestowed upon me the honor of serving as their next Treasurer. It is to these voters that I express my extreme gratitude.”

“Manassas voters have clearly demonstrated their confidence in my experience to perform the duties of the City Treasurer’s Office, and I am ready to rise to the challenge.”

“During my campaign, I stated that I would ensure that the City Treasurer’s office operates with efficiency, accuracy, and excellent customer service and that I would promote transparency of all aspects of these operations. I will vigorously pursue these goals.

The staff currently in place is comprised of experienced professionals who provide excellent customer service. We will work diligently to maximize the use of the newly-installed accounting system to ensure optimal performance.”

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