Last week the City recognized three City employees on their retirements: Director of Public Works, Robert “Bob” T. Stumpff (13 years with the City); Code Enforcement Manager, Jeannie Ripley (almost 49 years with the City!); and Engineering Technician, Rizmy Mahmooth (11 years with the City).

During his time at the City as the Director of Public Works, Robert (pictured left) oversaw the entire Department of Public Works including refuse and recycling collection, curbside leaf removal, snow and ice removal and so much more. He also is credited with designing the first automated side-loader trash truck with a tag axle in North America (it allows the large truck a tighter turning radius) during his time with the City. This year, he was also a winner of the 2017-2018 Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jeannie (pictured top right) began working for the City in 1969 and has held numerous titles over the years including Clerk Stenographer, Code Enforcement Supervisor, Acting Director of the Department of Public Services, and finally Code Enforcement Manager. She has commendation letters from other agencies, nominations and awards including from former Mayor, Alvin Kushner for her service as Acting Director from September 1986 to February 1987.

Rizmy (pictured bottom right with City Engineer Steve Halpern) began his career with the City in 2007 as a part-time Engineer Technician after greatly impressing City Engineer Steve Halpern during his interview (even outperforming younger candidates when he had to pound nails into the pavement to secure traffic tubes for a traffic counter). In 2009, Rizmy became full-time and you may have seen him around the City investigating residents’ complaints or performing construction inspections.

All three employees exhibited exemplary service to the City and have been recognized on numerous occasions. We will miss them, but wish them all a very happy retirement and thank them for their hard work, dedication and service to the City of College Park.

[Source: City of College Park]