City attorney announces plans to retire

Published 3:56 pm Friday, November 11, 2011

Edward Roettger, who has served as the city attorney in Suffolk for the last 18 years, is retiring from his service to the city, officials announced on Friday.

City spokeswoman Debbie George said a date has not been set for Roettger’s departure.

“I feel very privileged to have worked with such an exceptional team,” Roettger said in a press release on Friday.

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He also served as a city attorney in Colonial Heights before coming to Suffolk, making a career of more than 33 years. For about six of his years in Suffolk, he also acted as the city clerk.

“Ed has been an important part of our team for many years now,” Mayor Linda T. Johnson said in a press release.

Johnson said Roettger and City Council would work together to plan a smooth transition.